Addi Click interchangeable needle set: a review
Treat yourself to something nice this month – like the Addi Click interchangeable needle set, which Angie reviewed this week. Bonus: a demonstration of the patented technology!
Many knitters love to be organized. From filing their stash in an Excel spreadsheet to buying drawer dividers for their stitch markers, being neat and orderly is something that’s very important. For those of us who may be slightly less tidy, having a knitting kit with everything we need is like a knitting guardian angel, ready to provide us with any circular needle we need.
Buying circular needles in every gauge and cord length gets expensive – and can also get cluttered. Enter the reign of the interchangeable needle sets, with needle tips in every size and cords in every length. Suddenly, knitting in the round got much easier. And yet, something was still missing – many knitters complained about the joins of these screw-top needle tips, saying that they aren’t as smooth as they should be.
Plenty of people loved the idea of an interchangeable kit, but didn’t love the join where the needle tip connected with the cord. Then, Addi invented something new – a patented spring loaded design that won’t come undone while you knit. It’s a genius technology that knitters have been waiting a long time for.
This moving image shows the action of attaching the cord by pushing the needle tip in and twisting to the right, and pushing in with a twist to the left to release the spring and remove the cord.
It’s so easy, anyone could do it. That locking action is smooth like butter, and it unlocks just as simply as locking it. You can switch between needles and cords in no time at all, making multi-tasking knitters rejoice. That join is much smoother than other interchangeable kits, and with no needle tips unscrewing, you’re not going to get your yarn caught. This kit includes three cords, in 60 cm, 80 cm, and 100 cm (24″, 32″, and 40″).
Just look how smoothly the yarn slides over the join – it’s divine.
Did I mention that the tips themselves are a dream to knit with? The metal tips slide through yarn even with a tight, death-grip tension like I have.The set includes every size from 3.5 mm (US 3) to 10 mm (US 13), packed neatly into a case with an elastic ribbon to keep them secure.
With this needle set, you won’t need anything else. Don’t forget that you can knit things flat with circular needles, turning the work as normal instead of joining the ends together. This is an exceptionally good option for commuters, as circular needles tend to take up less elbow room than traditional single pointed straight needles. This would also be an excellent gift for the fellow knitter in your life!
In short, this set has everything you need to accomplish all of your knitting goals this year, including the #FrogOrFinish challenge. The patented spring loaded technology means super smooth joins and needle tips that won’t come apart from the cords. It means ultra-versatility, and it also means that you can purchase extra cords to store your WIPs and free up your needle tips!
Do you have an Addi Click interchangeable needle set?
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Last updated: January 18th, 2016.