If metal isn’t to your taste, the Harmony wooden set is absolutely beautiful. I keep wishing for one, but since I already have the metal set, it seems frivolous to buy the Harmony needles. Their delectable rainbow of colors would be so fun to knit with, I can almost see them in my hands.
The only downside I have discovered to my KnitPicks Options is that they seem to come apart fairly easily. Once that perfect coupling is broken, it is hard to convince the cable that it must stay together with the needle assembly, so it is usually best to just move on to a replacement or another set of needles.
The join itself is great – no catching or snagging of delicate yarns as they pass through. Replacing the needles couldn’t be easier, you just use the included doohickey and they come apart very easily. Contrary to my expectations, they don’t come apart without you really trying to make them so.
Overall, I am very happy that I have the KnitPicks Options. As far as I am concerned, they are the only knitting needles I need, except for maybe the Harmony needles.