Keep Those Needles Clicking
The addi Click system has a lot of different options. Today we'll be focusing on the bamboo collection. The Click Bamboo brings the same great quality of the addi Natura line to interchangeables. Like all bamboo needles, these are lightweight and warm while providing a slight grip on the yarn. addi needles are always characterized by their exceeding high quality, and these are no exception.
All Click parts and accessories are fully interchangeable with all other Click products. That means that if you invest in a bamboo kit, you can use the cords and tips from any of addi's other lines. The Click Bamboo set comes in a convenient green case that snaps securely shut.
Inside are elastic bands to hold the eight included pairs of needle tips in sizes US 4 (3.5mm), US 5 (3.75mm), US 6 (4mm), US 7 (4.5mm), US 8 (5mm), US 9 (5.5mm), US 10 (6mm), and US 11 (8mm). There are also three cords, one each in the length to make a 24", 32", and 40" needle.
The last component of the kit is a cord connector, which can be used to connect two cords together to form a longer one, or you can use it to hook two ends of the same cord together to "park" your stitches on the cable.
So comparing the price of everything individually versus in the kit, the kit of course offers savings. The needle tips would be $147, the cords about $30, so the parts have reached the $180 price tag before considering the cable connector or the elegant case.
If the sizes included in the set are not enough, there are also tips available in sizes US 10.75 (7mm), US 13 (9mm), US 15 (10mm), and US 17 (12mm).
Because additional options add value to your kit, let's talk about the other parts and pieces for the addi Click system. There are cords to form 20", 47", and 60" needles. There are also cords for 16" needles, though these are only compatible with other needle tips. Some cord packs come with another connector, but connectors are also available separately. addi also makes what they call "SOS" cords, which have a place for a lifeline.
There are also plenty of other needle tip options. addi's famous Turbo tips are represented by the Click Basic line, while the popular, sharper Rockets are Click Lace long in the standard length and Click Lace in the shorter length, with which one can form 16" circulars. There are also crochet hooks that attach to the cords so that they can be used for wide pieces of Tunisian crochet. Newer to the lineup are the Olive Wood knitting needle tips, the interchangeable version of addi's unique, Olive Wood circular needles.
Really what makes addi needles stand apart, besides the quality, is the connection system. The proprietary Click connection requires no tools to tighten or loosen, and the needles stay securely connected until they are deliberately separated from the needle tips. A simple push and twist motion is all that's required to connect or disconnect this system.
Clicks also offer a slightly larger size range than other needle systems. Most interchangeables stop at US 15 (10mm), but these go to US 17 (12mm), and in some finishes US 19 (15mm). That and the availability of the crochet hook ends make this a very versatile system to buy into.