Addi Knitting Needles – Wow! There’s So Much Choice

Addi is a favorite of knitters for its high-quality products and tools. The variety this manufacturer offers is wide! A family company priding itself on tradition, it’s led by the sixth generation of the family. Learn all about addi Knitting Needles.

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They’ve been manufacturing their products in the town of Altena in Germany since 1829. Addi is a famous knitting notions company. Note: They make needles for all skill levels, from knitting needles for beginner, kids needles, to experts.

This post was updated Dec 6, 2022.

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What Are Addi Knitting Needles?

Addi, (addi), is a German company making knitting needles, crochet hooks, and accessories. It’s over 190 years old. From there, the needles are sold to people in more than 55 countries!

Skacel by addi is the company that distributes to Local Yarn Stores in North America. Customers in the U.S can find the full range of needles listed on their website. They also have a handy shop locater for yarn stores.

If you are in the UK, addineedles.co.uk is an online store where customers can shop the addi needle options. Shipping costs depend on the size of the delivery.

For a business with such humble beginnings, it’s grown to be a favorite of knitters worldwide. As part of their philosophy, all needles are covered by a lifetime guarantee.

What are Addi needles made of? Metal (steel), bamboo, plastic, wood and acrylic. They have many products, each designed for a specific purpose. I’ll go through all the different ones and their intended uses. Here is the result of my research of the best, and all their products.

They now even offer a handy app for knitting and crochet called addi2go. It may have slightly different product names than the North American addi needles.

Colorful Yarn

Types Of Addi Knitting Needles

Here’s a complete list of the different products.

  • addi FlexiFlips
  • addi FlipSix DPNs
  • addi Aluminum DPNs
  • addi Natura DPNs
  • addi Plastic Double Pointed Needles
  • addi Steel DPNs
  • addi Aluminum Straights
  • addi Natura Straights
  • addi Turbo Straights
  • addi Aluminum Quick-Knit Straights
  • addi Plastic Straights
  • addiLinos
  • addi Turbo Circular Needles
  • addi Turbo Circular Needles Jumbo Sizes
  • addi Rocket Circular Needles
  • addi Rocket [Squared] Circular Needles
  • addi Olive Wood Circular Needles
  • addi Lace Circular Needles

Addi Click & Addi Click Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Addi clicks are their most popular item. Most interchangeables have tiny screws or keys to keep the parts in place. Still, they’ve come up with a better idea. The addi click system is genius! No struggling to fit the pieces together, one “click” and everything is secured.

If you’re struggling to decide what set to buy, addi click basic is a great set. People aren’t kidding when they say Germans are excellent engineers and designers.

Key Features:

  • A variety of needles and cord lengths – Over 500 unique combinations with the premium set.
  • Excellent investment if you need many sizes of circular needles.
  • Easy to remove and change over, a unique patented system of “clicking” the two parts together. No screws or keys required.
  • Handmade in Germany
  • Ease of changing gauge throughout the knitting process
  • More comfortable than other metal needles for people with arthritis
Watercolor image of yarn balls

How To Use Addi Click Knitting Needles

Using addi clicks quite simple, but one thing you should know is how to connect your Addi Click Interchangeables.

Choose the tips and the cord you need. Put the cable in one hand and the needle in the other. Gently insert the tip into the wire, twist to the right. It will lock.

Some kits also come with a connector. It can make cords longer if you need it. To release the parts, press the need inward, twist the opposite way, left.of

Continue to use them as you would use regular circular needles. If you prefer, they sell fixed circulars. More information later in the post.

Addi Turbo Click Interchangeable Needle Set Showcase

Annie From The Woolery has a good video of the addi click. She gives a visual demonstration of how to operate the click system on these addi turbos.

YouTube video

Best Addi Click Sets

addi basic interchangeable set

Here’s the Addi Basic Click set inclusions:

  • 10 needle tip sizes (US 4-15)
  • 3 gold lifeline cords (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • Chic leather-look pouch, Addi gold heart pin
  • Lifetime warrantry when you purchase from an authorised addi dealer

PLEASE NOTE: The length given for the cord is the total length created when attached to needle tips, not the total length of the cord itself. All addi Click cords are now SOS cords, with a slit to allow you to insert a life-line.

Addi Olive Wood Click Set

addi olive wood interchangeables
  • Includes needle tip sizes (US 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
  • 3 gold lifeline cords – 24 inches, 32 inches, and 40 inches
  • 1 connector
  • 1 grip
  • 1 needle gauge

The use of olive wood is more sustainable than other woods like rosewood.The use of olive wood is more sustainable than other woods like rosewood.

Addi Clicks Long Tip Lace Set

addi Lace interchangeables

This lace set has sharp, smooth tips, perfect for a lace knitter who makes intricate designs.
Tips are white bronze with a copper underplating.

  • Includes 8 pairs of addi lace tip needles
  • Sizes US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
  • 3 exclusive blue cords (SOS lifeline cords) – 24 inches, 32 inches, and 40 inches
  • 1 connector, 1 grip, 1 needle gauge

Addi Click Rocket 2 Sets

There are 2 versions of these squared needle sets – shorts and standard.

Addi Clicks Natura Bamboo Set

addi natura bamboo set

This set of addis is made of smooth, durable bamboo. An excellent tool for a variety of knitting projects. A great alternative to the metal clicks, if you prefer this material.

  • Needle Tip sizes (US 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, 11)
  • 3 gold lifeline cords in 24 inches, 32 inches, 40 inches
  • Cable connector, addi grips

Addi Circular Needles

Circular knitting needles are an essential part of any knitter’s toolbox. Versatile and useful for so many types of projects. They have many gold knitting needles, (colored gold, not made from it!)

For more information on Circular Needles, read my article here. Here are all the types of addi circular needles.

@suzyquilter working a gorgeous sock project on addi needles
@suzyquilter working a gorgeous sock project on addi needles (image shared with permission)

Addi Turbo & Addi Turbo Rocket

There are two types, the original addi turbos and the addi turbos Rocket variety. Addi Turbo Rockets have more pointed needle tips, designed for more detailed and precision knitting. Addi turbos are less sharp.

If you prefer bamboo needles, they also sell bamboo circular knitting needles.

addi turbo rocket

Product Information:

  • Both varieties are made of metal, plated in white bronze (however previous models had a nickel-plated coating) and brass finish for the tips.
  • The cords are nylon, flexible, reliable and designed not to kink or coil
  • Smooth connections to the needle tips
  • Very lightweight with a hollow brass core
  • Smooth, so all your stitches slide along
  • Comes in a case with pouches and neat holders.
  • Lifetime warranty

Addi rockets and addi turbo are their most popular type of circular needle. They’re durable, flexible, and well made. Here’s Addi showcasing their range of circular needles.

YouTube video

Sizes(Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)

  • 8″ Cord – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 12″ Cord – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • 16″, 20″ Cord – 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17
  • 24″, 32″, 40″, 47″, 60″ Cord – 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

addi Olive Wood Circular Needles

addi olive circular needle

Made from reclaimed olive wood from trees after they no longer produce olives. Olive wood is a Beautiful and luxury circular knitting needles.

Key Features

  • Luxurious and handcrafted
  • Smooth and easy to use
  • Made from ethical olive wood
  • The olive wood is warm to the touch
  • Manufactured in Germany
  • The polished olive wood finish is slightly grippy so the yarn doesn’t slide off accidentally.

Sizes (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)

  • 16″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13
  • 20″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13
  • 24″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17
  • 32″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17
  • 40″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17
  • 47″ Cord – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17

addi Lace Tips Circular Needles

add lace circular

Designed for patient souls who do detailed stitching work. The addi lace circulars are great for knitting with fine weight yarns as well.

Key Features

  • The addi lace tip is made of unfinished brass – prevents loose stitches slipping off the needle
  • Sharp and long tips for ease of knitting small stitches
  • Lifetime warranty

Per industry standard, all circular knitting needles are measured from tip to tip. For example, the addi lace 32″ circular needle is 32 inches from one needle tip to the other. Actual needle tip lengths:

  • 16″ and 20″ circulars: 3.5 in/8.8 cm
  • 24″ and above: 5 in/12.8 c

Sizes – (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)

  • 16”, 20″ Cord – 00/1.75 mm, 0/2.00 mm, /2.25 mm, 1/2.50 mm, /2.75 mm, 2/3.00 mm, 3/3.25 mm, 4/3.50 mm, 5/3.75 mm, 6/4.00 mm, 7/4.50 mm, 8/5.00 mm, 9/5.50 mm, 10/6.00 mm, 10.5/6.50 mm, 10.75/7.00 mm, 11/8.00 mm, 13/9.00 mm
  • 24”, 32″, 40″, 47″, 60″ Cord – 000/1.50 mm, 00/1.75 mm, 0/2.00 mm, /2.25 mm, 1/2.50 mm, /2.75 mm, 2/3.00 mm, 3/3.25 mm, 4/3.50 mm, 5/3.75 mm, 6/4.00 mm, 7/4.50 mm, 8/5.00 mm, 9/5.50 mm, 10/6.00 mm, 10.5/6.50 mm, 10.75/7.00 mm, 11/8.00 mm, 13/9.00 mm

addi EasyKnit Circular Needles

Easy Knit Circulars

EasyKnit circular knitting needles are for easy knitting! They make knitting smaller circumferences comfortable. By having one tip shorter than the other.

Key Features

  • Tips made of hollow brass
  • Smooth plates for fast and easy knitting
  • Rounded tips for multi-usage
  • Nylon cords
  • Smooth joins to prevent snags

Sizes (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)

  • 10” Cord – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

addi Natura Circular Needles

addi natura bamboo circular needles

Yet another pair of ordinary circular needles, you may think? No! Think again. The tips are crafted of ethical bamboo.

  • Smooth bamboo needles for ease of knitting
  • Flexible cable
  • Snag-free joins

Sizes – (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)

  • 16″, 20″ Cord – 2/3.00 mm, 3/3.25 mm, 4/3.50 mm, 5/3.75 mm, 6/4.00 mm, 7/4.50 mm, 8/5.00 mm, 9/5.50 mm, 10/6.00 mm, 10.5/6.50 mm, 10.75/7.00 mm, 11/8.00 mm, 13/9.00 mm
  • 24″, 32″, 40″, 47″, 60″ Cord – 2/3.00 mm, 3/3.25 mm, 4/3.50 mm, 5/3.75 mm, 6/4.00 mm, 7/4.50 mm, 8/5.00 mm, 9/5.50 mm, 10/6.00 mm, 10.5/6.50 mm, 10.75/7.00 mm, 11/8.00 mm, 13/9.00 mm, 15/10.00 mm, 17/12.00 mm

Addi Click Natura Bamboo Circulars

Take a look at these needles up close. The audio is in German, but there are easy to understand English subtitles.

YouTube video
Balls of yarn watercolor image

Addi Double Pointed Needles

These may look complicated at first but fear not. They’re useful for knitting socks, hats, sleeves, and other projects in the round. Here are all the types of addi double pointed needles.

addi FlexiFlips

My set of Addi Flexi Flips - 3 double ended needles with a flexible cable in-between.

Their main line of DPNs, these are a work of engineered prowess as well, made specifically for the North America market. Usually, you have four needles in double-pointed knitting, but Flexiflips only have three.

Your stitches are distributed on two needles, and the third is for knitting. Instead of many needle changes per row, you have two. Much easier!

Key Features

  • Unique design for ease of making things
  • Two types of materials, bamboo, and metal.
  • Bamboo Flexiflips has a turbo tip on each end
  • Metal Flexiflips has 1 Addi Rockets tip (sharper tip) and 1 Turbo tip (more rounded tip)
@CrochetLoveMelbourne loves her addi flexifips for knitting socks
@CrochetLoveMelbourne loves her addi flexifips for knitting socks. (Image shared with permission)
  • Sizes(Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • Metal & Bamboo Flexiflips – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Addi FlexiFlips In Action

Staci at Very Pink Knits prefers using the Addi FlexiFlips for knitting small projects in the round, like socks compared to the method of the magic loop on a long cable circular needle.

In this video, she shows you how to cast on stitches using 2 Addi FlexiFlips and then knitting in the round using the 3rd FlexFlip needle.

The beauty of these needles is the last stitch is actually on the needle, so it holds its size. Unlike the Magic Loop where the last stitch is on the cable, it makes it smaller, and knitters tend to pull this too tight.

YouTube video

addi FlipStix DPNs

Easy to use and makes knitting a breeze! Super light and easy to grip so nothing slips off halfway through a row.

Key Features

  • One sharp tip and one rounded tip on each needle
  • Each set contains five needles
  • Lightweight and smooth, easy to grip
  • Sizes – (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • 6″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, 11
  • 8″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • 9″ – 9, 10, 10.75, 11

addi Natura DPNs

addi natura DPNS

Another product from the Natura brand from addi.

Key Features

  • Set of 5 needles
  • Super smooth and a joy to use
  • Sizes(Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • 6″, 8″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75

addi DPNs

addi dpns

Sets of crafted double pointed needles.

Key Features

  • Three types, aluminum, steel, and plastic
  • Easy to use and grip
  • Sizes (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • 4″, 6″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • 8″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • 12″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • 16″ – 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8

Addi Straight Needles

The classic needle, the one everyone is familiar with. A favorite of all knitters, and easy for any skill level. Here are the types of addi straight needles.

addi Natura Straights

The straight needle version from the Natura brand. A smooth and well-crafted needle, guaranteed to last for years.

Key Features

  • Smooth to use
  • Made from ethical bamboo
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Sizes (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • 10″ – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19
  • 14″ – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, 11, 13, 15, 17

addi Aluminum Quick-Knit Straights

Designed for fast and efficient knitting. One of the key features is a unique smoothness. All stitches slide effortlessly across this addi needle.

Key Features

  • Made of aluminum for long-lasting quality
  • Light and easy to use
  • Tapered ends to prevent stitches falling off
  • Designed for fast knitting
  • Sizes – 14” Length of Needle – Tip Size – 7

addiLinos

addilinos straights

This brand is unique, as addilinos are designed with a specific demographic of knitters in mind. Children! If kids are interested in knitting, this is the perfect needle to get them started.

Key Features

  • Designed for small hands
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Smooth with a bit of resistance to stop stitches slipping
  • Different colored ends on each needle – to help the child do both knit and purl stitches.
  • The circular needles have turbo tips
  • One circular tip has a nickel coating, and the other is brass
  • Sizes – (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • Straight Needles – 8” Length – 6, 7, 8
  • Circular Needles – 24” Cord – 6, 7, 8

addi Straight Needles

addi Knitting Needle Double Pointed Steel 8 inch (20cm) (Set of 5) Size US 000 (1.5mm)

Standard straight knitting needles, with an engineered quality that can only come from an addi needle.

Key Features

  • Smooth, light, Easy to use
  • Sizes Available – (Note: All needle sizes listed are in US sizing.)
  • 8″ – Tip Size – 0/2.00 mm, 1/2.50 mm, 2/3.00 mm, 3/3.25 mm, 4/3.50 mm, 5/3.75 mm, 6/4.00 mm, 7/4.50 mm, 8/5.00 mm, 9/5.50 mm
  • 14″ – Tip Size – 10/6.00 mm, 10.75/7.00 mm, 11/8.00 mm, 13/9.00 mm, 15/10.00 mm, 17/12.00 mm, 19/15.00 mm, 36/20.00 mm

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Conclusion

I hope this addi knitting needles post was helpful. If you have any questions or if I’ve missed anything, please let me know in the comments. What’s your favorite type of addi needle, or which one do you like the look of? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

(Note: They also sell knit machines!)

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

Comments

    • Hi Denise the addi brand needles are made in town of Altena, Germany. The addi company have been making knitting needles and crochet hooks for over 190 years. Cheers Jodie

      Reply
  1. Hi great post thanks. I like addi products, I have the addi olive wood click set. Very useful. Didn’t know they had so many other needles, good to know. A useful resource, thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Yes, the addi click is a wonderful set, no wonder it’s their most popular product. Yes, they sell a lot of wonderful knitting notions. I’m glad it could be of help, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

      Cheers Jodie.

      Reply

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