Yes, they really are easier on your hands! Kollage's square knitting needles are designed to be ergonomically suited to your hands, decreasing stress and strain for those who love to knit. The square shape also helps your stitches look straighter and more uniform. These double points are made out of a high grade aluminum in a lovely titanium color and have nice sharp tips for precision knitting. As an added bonus, these needles are 100% made in the USA!