I have the Addi Clicks set. And the Addi Lace Long set.
I love them both…but here’s a little warning for you: due to the design of how the needle tip slides over and clicks onto the cable end…there is a little ridge. The ridge is the very end of the needle tip.
There is no problem with this ridge UNTIL you try to use US6 or smaller needle tips. Then the yarn catches and scrapes as it “glides” over top of that ridge.
Here’s why: the stitches created by the very act of using a US6 or smaller are TOO SMALL for the end of the needle shaft. The very end of the needle shaft has to be a certain uniform size to fit onto the cable end. Follow me?
Well, the stitches are too darn small to pass over this ridge. I’ve torn my hair out over this conundrum! GAH!
It isn’t a manufacturing glitch. It’s a design flaw.
So whereas I love to use my Addi Clicks Lace Long for most knitting…if I need US6 or smaller, I just grab for my Knit Picks Options, or Signature Needles. Or my set circs Addis.
So really, with the set of Addi Clicks (regular tips) or Addi Clicks Lace Longs…IMHO, you are paying a HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY for a set that is only useful in the US7 are larger. The other needle tips you can just toss out.
I’ve tried and tried and tried to make the US6’s and smaller work well with different yarns…bah…forget it.
NOTE: are the Addi Lace Longs “tips only” available? I know that you can purchase the “cables only”. If I had known then what I know now…I would price out [B]buying just what I need & most frequently use[/B] rather the “set” for $170. But sometimes any “set” is such a savings that you just can’t turn it down. I don’t think so with Addi brand.
OK…I just priced the purchase of individual pieces in the Addi Clicks sets. The set comes with: US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 needle tips, 3 cords, and the case. Purchased separately at a price of $202. So you’re essentially saving $32 by buying the set that contains all those sizes, cables and case.
[COLOR=Blue][COLOR=Navy][B][I]Personally, if I had a do-over…[/I]I’d spend $90[/B] for the needle tips US7, 8, 9, 10, plus the set of 3 cables. Forget the US11, forget the case. I’d stash my Addi Clicks and cables into one of my other cases. (the Addi wallet style case by itself costs $50)
FYI: For the price of [B]$150[/B] I could [B]buy both[/B] [U]Addi Clicks regular tips[/U] in US7-/8/9/10,[B] and[/B] [U]Addi Clicks Lace Longs[/U] in US7/8/9/10, plus the one set of 3 cable lengths. [COLOR=DarkRed][B]That would be my ultimate do-over! [/B][/COLOR]