Today, I want to share my 10 year experience with a knitting needle set that has been a steadfast companion in my knitting—the Addi Click Turbo Interchangeable Circular Needle Set.
Addi Click Needles Review
As a passionate knitter and crocheter, I understand the importance of reliable knitting tools. The Addi Turbo Click set has not only stood the test of time, but has also become an indispensable part of my creative process.
In this Addi click needles review, I will offer insights into the needle tips, cables, join, and the quality of materials used and general experience with the set.
What did I get:
- a faux leather case with soft lining material and magnetic closure. Came in the carton box, but after so many years it’s gone.
- 10 pairs of metal needle tips (in sizes 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.00mm, 5.50 mm, 6.00mm, 7.00mm, 8.00mm, 9.00mm and 10mm). Each needle is 12.5cm long.
- 3 gold cords (60cm, 80cm and 100cm)
- 1 connector (for making longer cords or securing knitting)
- super cute heart shape pin
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The Addi Turbo Click needle tips boast a construction of high-quality metal, specifically white bronzed, offering durability and longevity.
Measuring at a comfortable 12.5 cm, these needle tips are hollow on the inside, contributing to their lightweight nature, even in larger sizes.
This feature, combined with the smooth white bronzed finish, ensures that yarn glides effortlessly during knitting.
One notable advantage is the suitability of these needle tips for beginners. Their design minimizes the risk of poking fingers, and the smooth surface prevents yarn from splitting.
This user-friendly characteristic, coupled with the versatility to handle various yarn types (except for silk and other slippery yarns, for which bamboo needles preferred), makes the Addi Turbo Click an excellent choice for crafters with diverse preferences.
Each needle is labeled with its size, making it easy to identify during your crafting sessions.
Another commendable feature is the compatibility of these needle tips with standard cords, allowing for interchangeability and flexibility in your knitting projects.
When discussing the cons, it’s important to note that over time or with extensive use, the needle size markings may fade, and the white bronzed coating may show signs of wear. At first glance, this might give the appearance of less-than-pristine needle tips.
However, here’s the silver lining: after a few initial rows of knitting, the tips undergo a natural polishing process. The needles’ performance remains unaffected by initial cosmetic concerns, and any initial discomfort fades away.
While the visual wear and tear may be a drawback for those who prefer immaculate tools, the functionality of the needle tips remains unaffected, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable knitting experience in the long run.
Well, it’s not so much a drawback as it is a slight disappointment that all sets begin with 3.5 mm needles, which implies that smaller needle sizes will need to be purchased separately.
Which I did and don’t regret it! Although they are not interchangeable, but solid circular needles.
The Addi Turbo Basic Set includes 3 golden/yellow cables of different sizes. They are mediun soft and you can use them in the Magic loop method easily.
User-friendly click mechanism for connecting cables to needle tips, providing a secure fit without extra tools.
They’ve engraved details about the number of needles and the manufacturer on the cords.
The great thing is, you can buy extra cables if needed. They all fit. I purchased a separate red cable set of 5 different sizes for more flexibility in my work.
Many complaints are about how horrible the cords are. Well, yes, they could be better, especially because nowadays the knitting needle industry developed rapidly and you can have much better options out there.
After a while, cables get kink. Manufacturer’s advice is to keep them in hot water and they straighten out.
In my situation, that approach didn’t work for me. I found success in taming them by gently ironing at medium heat, over a thin kitchen towel or another piece of cotton fabric.
The Addi Click tips make swapping a breeze without extra tools. Insert the cord deeply into the tip, give it a twist, and release. The tips stay securely in place until you decide to make a change.
There are no snags or catches, stitches are flowing uninterrupted.
You might notice a slight bump sensation between the needle tip and the join, especially if you knit tightly, particularly with smaller needle sizes.
This occasionally happens to me, particularly when working with fine yarn, as I am a tight knitter and I leave a minimal gap between the needle and the stitch. It can be bothersome.
Sometimes, cord join gets untwisted. That happens when I don’t follow the tension while knitting with thinner yarn and force the stitches over the needles.
In summary, the Addi Click Interchangeable knitting needle set is incredibly versatile, accommodating both flat and circular knitting methods with ease. Using the Magic Loop technique for small circles adds to its flexibility.
Investing in Addi is a smart choice, offering a durable and top-quality addition to your knitting arsenal that stands the test of time.
This all-in-one set replaces the need for a variety of individual needles, making it my go-to choice for most projects.
As for additional sets, I don’t feel the need for duplicates of the same sizes.
Instead, I’m interested in investing in a set that offers a wider range of smaller sizes.
And still they look good after so many years of using!