I started knitting these on bamboo dpns and it was so difficult to work the cable pattern that I nearly gave up on the third row! I switched to some nice and pointy nickle plated needles and it made all the difference. The tips are pointy enough to move those stitches and the needles are slippery enough to cross them without using a cable needle.
I hate using metal dpns to knit socks because I think it creates more laddering than the lighter wood dpns, so I went with an extra long circular needle here and I'm doing magic loop. The only problem? The cable on the needle is basically the same color as the yarn!
Now that I've got the appropriate needles for this project, it is so much fun to knit. Complex, but kind of addicting!
p.s. the pattern is called Nebula, by Cookie A.