These needles are perfect for those who don't like working small projects on double pointed needles. They are everything you love about Hiya Hiya Steel needles, but these have a sharper point. They make knitting socks, lace, and other intricate stitches easy to knit. The cables on these 9 inch circular needles are flexible with a smooth join and your knitting will glide beautifully along both the steel and cable. The tips are approximately 1.75" making it very comfortable to knit in the round.