Kollage Square needles are high-quality, aluminum needles made in North America. Many find that the square shape is easier on the hands, making them ideal for those suffering from arthritis or other painful conditions. Some people also notice that using square needles helps make their stitches more regular and even. With the option between a standard, firm cable, or a cable so soft and flexible it nearly defies description, you can truly find just the right needle for your needs. The size is engraved right on the side of the needle for easy reference. The longer, forty inch length is perfect for shawls, edgings, and other projects where a lot of stitches need to be on the needle at the same time.