Aside from the needle discussion, there’s been a big discussion at our house about whether this case is pink or purple. I think it’s pink, the description says “vibrant pink”. Vince says it’s purple and anyone who thinks it’s pink needs to learn their colors!
I am so convinced that interchangeable needles are the best thing that ever happened to knitting. Tomorrow I’m going to post my comparison to several brands but that post, along with all the photos, was taken before I got these Addi Click needles.
Inside the case is so neat! It has the elastic band that the needles slip through but it also staples in between to keep the needles from falling out. The writing on the needles (which indicates their size) is bold and easy to read.
In the photo below, the needle on the left is the Addi and the needle on the right is a ChiaoGoo. Hopefully you can see that the Addi isn’t quite as sharp.
The sharp needles are great for lace work but I tend to poke the needle against the side of my index finger on my right hand and have poked so many holes in my finger. With gardening season at hand, I hate having open wounds on my hands while playing in the dirt so using a not quite so sharp needle is better right now.
Also, the Addi tips are just a bit longer. Some like longer, some like shorter.
The needle on the right ends at the top of the threaded area . . that’s where it screws into the cable. The Addi, on the left, ends where the needle ends so it’s about 1/2″ longer.
Instead of screwing onto the cables, as the ChiaoGoo and HiyaHiya do, the Addi Clicks push and then turn to snap on. So far, I have not had to mess with the connection once . . in two full days of lots of knitting!
I’ve only used them a couple of days but I think they may be my favorite.
The only negative I’ve found is that they’re really shiny! The Ott light extends over my knitting area and casts a bit of a glare on the needles. I’m betting with a little use, they get less shiny or . . they may get more shiny and I have to come up with a different angle for my light.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I really love the interchangeable needles. I never have to worry about having the right size needle or the right length cable. In my own mind, I’ve justified that having the interchangeable sets saves money!
The Loopy Ewe gets the interchangeable sets often but they go amazingly quickly. Be ready . . if you make up your mind that you want a set, be ready to hit those buttons and check out the minute you find them because they don’t last long on the website.