Back to Basics
addi made their name on the excellent Turbo line of knitting needles. The slick, nickel-plated finish combined with the classic tip and pliant blue cord made addi one of the first high-end knitting needles on the market, and it remains a prestigious brand to this day. The Click Basic line is the interchangeable version of the fabulous Turbo needle.
All Click parts and accessories are fully interchangeable with all other Click products. That means that if you get the Basic set, you can add on tips in other finishes and various accessories later. The Click Basic kit comes in a sleek black case that snaps neatly shut.
Inside are elastic bands to hold the ten 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), US 11 (8mm), US 13 (9mm), and US 15 (10mm). There are also three cords, one each in the length to make a 24", 32", and 40" needle.
The cord connector 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.
The needle tips alone would be $200, and the cords another $30, so at $180, the kit represents quite a savings before even considering the cable connector or the exclusive case.
If the sizes included in the set are not enough, there are also tips available in sizes US 10.5 (6.5mm), US 10.75 (7mm), US 17 (12mm), and US 19 (15mm). These large sizes are one of the benefits of the Click system.
Rather than rehashing all the various accessory options, please see our post on the Bamboo Click needles. Since all the parts are fully compatible, all of that information applies to this set as well.
As we pointed out in the Bamboo review, the Click connection is one of the major benefits of this system. It 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 tips from cables.