View Full Version : So what is the going retail price for Addi Turbos?

04-08-2006, 09:58 AM
Like in a LYS, not from Jeff on eBay.

Today for Fiber Guild we're meeting at a lady's place who has a small knitting/fiber shop in her home...I've never been there before, but I'm so excited to go! Even though we're making soap today, more tangentially then really fiber-related, but should be fun nonethless. And she lives pretty close by! Anyway, I know she sells some yarns and I'm pretty sure Addis. I already have a Boye Needlemaster set which I have enjoyed using so far, but I could so easily be tempted into buying some Addis as well. I know they're pricey, but I'd also like to support a small local business, as I have one myself with our garden center/plant nursery.

So how much should I be expected to pay, and what sizes do you think are the most versatile? I know in my future I plan to do lots of baby and kid sweaters with about DK give or take weight yarns.

04-08-2006, 10:08 AM
i think they are generally double of what Jeff is

04-08-2006, 10:08 AM
I've seen them for around $15.00 and up in LYS's
I get 16" and 24" when I order, some 32", for example, 8's & 9's, have 32" ordered in 1's & 2's also. I would think that around size 6 and/or 7 would be good for DK wt, depending on your knitting style ;) 24" length

04-08-2006, 10:09 AM
I can't say off the top of my head how much they are retail, since I don't generally get them that way, but if you do a search of the on-line places that sell them, like www.yarnware.com , you can get an idea of how much plus shipping you'd pay.

As for kids' and baby things, probably 16 and 24" and 3's through 6's are pretty commonly used.

04-08-2006, 11:25 AM
I paid $15 at a LYS for one set size 8, 24 inch circulars. Think I'll stick with Susan Bates Silvalumes. The most expensive ones are about $6.95 plus Ben Franklin has 40% off coupons every couple of months and some times a $3.00 coupon on purchases. I don't have to wait and there's no shipping & handling charge. They feel really good in my hands and yarn slides along nicely on them.

Jan in CA
04-08-2006, 02:15 PM
Depending on size they are about $17 at mine.

04-08-2006, 07:18 PM
I just bought size 1 40" for $12.75 today - my lys had to special order. I'm gonna try to make 2 socks at once...

04-08-2006, 07:49 PM
All of mine have been $15.........