Greetings, all! I'd love to get some feedback from you folks on Addi Turbo knitting needles...you know, the circular ones that are supposed to be fast and are generally rather expensive.
I first spied them in my local knitting store and was intrigued, but put off a bit by the price. So, after MUCH searching and comparing, I bought a pair on eBay (size 17, 47" cable). I then anxiously waited for their arrival which was, of course, AFTER the Thanksgiving holiday I wanted to use them for. When they arrived, I tore open the package, dumped all the other mail on the floor, and set to work with them right away.
Ummm...yeah. I hate these needles.
I don't see how they are any faster than the cheapie Susan Bates that I was already using. The cable is a tube, and the yarn drags on it horribly. I tried the needle with two different projects, one with WW yarn and one with bulky yarn, and it was the same with both. Any time I saved with the needles I lost dragging the projects along the cables to knit them.
Is there something I'm doing wrong with these needles or are they just not all they are cracked up to be? I spent $15.50, which I know is cheap for this brand, but expensive for one set of needles, at least to me.
Right now, I'm pretty sure I'm just going to resell them on eBay. Crikey, but I really did hope they would help with some holiday projects I have. I shall depend on my trusty Susan Bates needles instead.