Admittedly, we were skeptical when we first encountered these strange-looking needles, but once we had tried them, we were convinced. They have become our in-house favourites. From the manufacturer:
It’s all about the texture: Not only does the surface of the Rocket² promote comfort while knitting, users will quickly realize that stitches stay on the needle – where they belong (think of it as a no-slip tip). And, thanks to the texture’s spacing, you will experience perfectly even stitches every time.
Note: We do not recommend that you switch between Rocket² needles and conventional circulars in the same project, as it may result in a slight but visible--if not measurable--difference in gauge.