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Old 09-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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I read in the Ravelry ADDI group that the ADDI interchangeable set of needles will not be a complete with regards to all US sizes.

There is a question of whether or not the US5 or the US10.5 will be missing from the set.

The Addi people state that sizes 4-15 (and a total of 10 sizes) will be included in the set...however, in US needles sizing...there are 11 sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5,11,13,15

Someone read that the US5 is missing (which I think is preposterous and untrue), and someone else listed the sizes as 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15. The 10.5 missing.

Anyway, there are 2 mm difference between the 10 and 11.

I use the 10.5 as often as the 10...and I would not purchase an incomplete set. I would rather forego the 15...and include the 10.5.

Anyway, does someone have more information about the sizes in the current set?

PS: the ADDI group moderator is an ADDI guy I think, and he says that ADDI does have plans to make additional cables and tips available in the future.

I'm hanging onto my money til the 'new needle syndrome' passes.
Just waitin' to see what the BLOGS and Forums have to say!
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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I'm waiting until they start showing up on eBay.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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As much as I love Addi's, i think the price is outrageous!! Someone needs to give me a good reason why they are better than my options.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Hi, Ginny

Just an opinion - I have some Addi circs and the knit Picks Options. While the Addi's are good to work with, I find the Options set incredible.

The cables are very flexible and have very little "memory". They won't kink and stay kinked if you're knitting Magic Loop or other "twisty" methods. The points are sharp enough, without being so sharp you get sore fingers, and the yarn just glides!

I hope I'm not offending any "Addi-cts" out there. I guess it's just a matter of preference after all!

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I agree with Ginny...the price is very high. And remember that the set isn't complete. No size 10.5...no end caps...only 3 cables. By the time you're done getting all the extras (if and when they become available), the total overall price could escalate to $200+.

My LYS is going to carry a "shop set" for knitters to see and feel. That's nice anyway.

She ordered 10 sets for sale to the public, and she said she's really surprised that only 6 have been spoken for (pre-paid).
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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I heard about this at my LYS and think I'll wait till they offer more in the set or the price comes down a lot.

Plus, I love my KP options and even though I like addi needles the price would keep me with the options
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #7
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Prior to finding KH I bought about four or five pair of Addis. They looked fine, cables were stiff though and so I stayed with straight needles (for the project I was then working). After ordering a set of the Options, plus a few Harmonies and additional cables I have not even used the Addi needles. The points are just not as sharp as I personally prefer (knit tightly maybe?). The difference in price of the two brands is mind-boggling, and no, I am not particularly on a tight budget but I must admit I like quality at a good price.
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Ah yes, Dollyce, just what I need. ANOTHER set of needles. Had a set of Denise (which I still use for heavier projects) and Knitpicks Options, which you recommended and I do love to use.

When I need new circs for socks, I always buy Addi's because I like the sharpness of the points.

Over $200.00 is way to much.
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
....Over $200.00 is way to much.
AGREED!

And the more I think about it...the less excited I am about ADDI CLICKS. Especially since the 'full set' does NOT include the US 10.5! What were they thinking?

It's not as though America has just a dozen knitters nationwide!
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:41 AM   #10
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I think it is unfortunate that Addi did not do more market research prior to putting their set on the market. If they did, they'd realize that it will be very difficult to compete with the KP set just based on price alone. I'd rather spend the extra money on yarn.

Having said that I do like the Addi's but my Options set is for more useful as it is more complete with multiple cords, end caps and a good range of needles.
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