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Addi Knitting Needles

Updated on September 26, 2014

The Addi Family of Premium Knitting Needles

Addi knitting needles are the best quality metal needles available today. Addi started making their Turbo needles from nickel plated brass, a material never before used in knitting needles. The needles are very smooth, letting stitches glide easily over the needles. Attention to the other parts of the circular needles quickly made Addi Turbo circular needles the premium knitting needle available.

Addi has expanded their line, offering a variety of different types of needles for different uses. In this article, we'll discuss those types, and how to get the most out of your Addis.


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Addi Click Turbo Basic Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle System with Exclusive Blue Cords
Addi Click Turbo Basic Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle System with Exclusive Blue Cords

The Addi Click interchangeable needle set contains 10 different sizes of points from 3.5mm (US 4) to 10mm (US 15), 3 cables (24, 32, and 40 inches) and a connector for joining the cables together. No tool is needed to connect the parts -- just push the cable into the socket on the point and twist, and your needle is secure.

This set features the standard Addi Turbo nickel plated brass points. Click sets are also available with lace points, bamboo points, and crochet hook "points". Extra cables and tips can be purchased, as well as red, heart-shapes stoppers.


Addi Click Interchangeable Needle Kit - A luxury knitting gift

Interchangeable knitting needle kits give the knitter a quick, portable way to have a wide variety of needle sizes. The set comes with two points of each of a variety of sizes, and cables to attach to the points. Put a point on each end of a cable for a circular needle. With some sets, you can join cables to make very long needles. With a few sets, you can put a point on one end and a stop on the other for a flex (jumper) needle. Many sets need a tiny tool to attach the points to the cable.

Addi Click needle sets also come with extra-sharp lace points, or bamboo Natura points. All components of all sets are interchangeable.

You can also buy extra cords separately.

Different Types of Addis

Turbo, Lace, Bamboo

Addi makes three different types of knitting needles. They are designed from different materials, with different purposes, all with the same high Addi quality.

Addi Turbo: These are the original nickel plated brass needles, with points designed for standard knitting.

Addi Lace: These are also nickel plated brass needles, but the tips are shaped to work the complex decreases and yarn overs of lace knitting. They are a bit longer and sharper than Turbos.

Addi Natura Bamboo: Natura is Addi's line of bamboo needles, with brass fittings where the bamboo meets the plastic cable.

Addi Turbo Circular Needles

Addi Turbo needles are the "gold standard" in circular needles. They were Addi's first product.

Each needle has two nickel plated brass tips in the Turbo design joined by an extremely flexible plastic cable. The needles come in lengths (tip to tip) from 20cm (8") to 150 cm (60") and in point sizes from US 000 to US 50 (not all point sizes are available in all lengths.

Below are a few sizes of Addi Turbo circular needles. To find other sizes, click on any needle listed and browse on that page for different lengths and point sizes.

Did You Know?

Circular needles can be used to knit back and forth by turning at the end of each row.

Addi Lace Needles - With Specially Shaped Points

If you have ever knitted lace, you know you need a knitting needle with a point that can dig into and manipulate several stitches at once. The tips on Addi Lace needles are designed just for this job! Of course you can use them for other knitting as well, but if you knit lace, you should try these to see if they work well for you.

In other respects, they are the same as Turbos -- same nickel plated brass and ultra-flexible cable. Lace circular needles are available in sizes US000 to US 11 with cables from 40cm (16") to 120cm (47") long

Addi Natura Knitting Needles - Bamboo at Its Best

Addi Natura needles are Addi's offering in the wood/bamboo category. Like all wood and bamboo needles, Naturas are lighter in weight, with a "warmer" feel. Some knitters prefer these needles to metal, as they say the metal needles hurt their hands.

As usual with Addi, they have carefully designed the Natura needles. They are smoothly finished, with a brass socket at the cable join. Natura circulars come in lengths from 40cm (16") to 150cm (60") and sizes from US2 to US 17. [Smaller wood/bamboo needles break easily.]

Addi Straight Knitting Needles - Old Fashioned Knitting Needles, High-tech Production

Most people are familiar with the Addil circular needles, but Addi also makes straight needles. These are available in Natura bamboo, aluminum, plastic, and Turbo nickel plated brass. Read on for uses and size ranges.

These needles are hard to find in the USA or online. A few materials and sizes are available.

Addi Bamboo Double-Pointed Knitting Needles US 5 (3.75mm) 8 inches (20cm) long 5 Needle Set
Addi Bamboo Double-Pointed Knitting Needles US 5 (3.75mm) 8 inches (20cm) long 5 Needle Set

These needles come in sets of 5, 15cm (6") or 20cm (8") long, in sizes from US 0 to 10.75


Addi Double Pointed Knitting Needles

The same Addi perfection is also available in double pointed needles. Addi manufactures these in aluminum, steel, Natura bamboo and plastic.

All dounle pointed sets follow the European convention and come in sets of 5.

As with the Addi straights, these needles are hard to obtain in the USA.

Did You Know?

Addi manufactures their knitting and crochet tools in Germany.

Did You Know?

Addi manufactures their knitting and crochet tools in Germany.

Crochet Hooks from Addi

Addi does not ignore crochet -- they have many different types of crochet hooks available, too!

  • Swing hooks (shown) have color coded ergonomic handles, and come in sizes from US A (2.00mm) to L (8.00)
  • Comfort grip, with color coded handles, in sizes US A (2.00 mm) to J (6 mm).
  • Steel, These are fine steel hooks for thread work, in sizes US 18 to US 6
  • Afghan hooks come 12" long, in sizes A through H
  • Plastic hooks are available in large sizes, from US J (6.00mm) to S (20.00mm)

Other Addi Tools

Addi makes a wide range of other knitting tools and accessories. Though these can be difficult to find online, you might find them in your local yarn store.

These tools include:

  • Needle Gauges I just picked up an Addi needle gauge at a local yarn store, and it is excellent quality heavy plastic with holes for sizes 000.1.5mm to 15/10mm.
  • Stitch Holders (several styles)
  • Cable Needles
  • Point Protectors

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