Ok, I’m not a newbie, so how come I have not heard of stainless steel needles until now? I guess I have not ventured out of my little world. I have used wooden needles for “slippery” yarns and nickel or aluminum for “sticky” yarns in the past.
Stainless steel just sounds good. They’re strong yet light, and very smooth, great for speed knitters. I have also heard that if you tend to knit too tightly, these needles can make a looser stitch in your project. And unlike nickel or aluminum, stainless steel is less likely to scratch or dent.