Well for all the hoopla
about the newest addition to the interchangeable circular needle family...ADDI Clicks are disappointing.
The cost of the set is $150. They are European sizes, so that means you don't get US5 or US 10.5.
But, on top of that...the quality
doesn't warrant the price tag IMHO. Some folks contend that ADDI has rushed their product to market. High Quality made ADDI famous...so a lack of HIGH QUALITY is a major disappointment. Especially so with the $150 price tag.
I was knitting with a friend down at my local LYS. Another knitter was using her new ADDI Clicks. She handed me her knitting so that I could see them.
Hmmmmf. The yarn (an alpaca blend) caught (had a 'catch') at the point where the metal meets the cord.
The ADDI Click discussions over at Ravelry list complaints such as missing needle sizes, duplicate needle sizes, 2 size 8's and no size 4's...or, one size 8 tip and one size 9 tip; cords that come undone from the metal socket, and some lousy 'pass-the-buck' customer service when things go wrong. Now we can add 'burrs' and rough spots on the metal joins, as well.
So, ok. Even KnitPicks OPTIONS have had their growing pains. We've read all about them. But, you can't say you had to pay $150 for a limited set, and you can't say you were brushed off when you phoned KP about your complaint. You prolly got a real live person at the other end of the tellie, too!
All in all, I didn't like her Clicks for the fact that the yarn caught on the join
. This is not a $150 worth of quality.
And I don't like the missing sizes, and I don't like no end caps. And I don't like the level of customer service that I've been reading about. In all fairness, not all folks experienced bad customer service
. Those knitters who live close to their LYS could just take them back to get a replacement needle or what-have-you. But the poor folks who live 2 hrs away, or, who purchased online. They have a problemo.
And you paid HOW MUCH for this set?
Yeah, right! One hundred and fifty dollars
plus shipping and tax.