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Addi Turbo Lace Circular Needles

February 22nd, 2007 by May

I first heard about the fact that Skacel was thinking about putting out the Addi Turbo lace circulars on Grumperina’s blog back on July 27, of last year.

I had the chance to meet Karin in person over the Nashville weekend and she told me the needles will be out in a couple of months! But the best part yet is that she was gracious enough to send me home with a pair!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn’t ask for better timing! I was just lementing not long ago that I had no needles that I could use to work on my lace project! I was looking at purchasing different ones to try when this opportunity fell into my lap!

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The needles have a sharp point, but not sharp enough to cause me pain. The points made it easy to handle the k2tog,k3tog, and p2tog that I tried out. The needles are light and comfortable to hold. The yarn did not slip too easily as it did on the super shiny original Addis. The sizing printed on the needle cables are a great touch.

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The Knitter’s Review has a great review of the needles. It just about says everything I want to say about the needles. I cannot compare them to the Knitpicks options myself since I don’t have them, so it’s great to have someone else who can. The Knitpicks, however, were the needles I was thinking of purchasing when the addi turbo lace came into my life. I’m now going to tackle a lace project seriously. I’ve never before been able to do so. As for the knitpicks, I’m going to hold off on them. I’m going to have to get myself a set of these Addi Lace in a longer length when I’m ready to tackle a shawl size project. The 60cm I have will not do. By that time, I suspect my LNS will be carrying them. I just hope they are not sold out when I need them.

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Knitting has been put on hold for a while the last week since I found that during this upsetting period, I had a better time with my stitching. So, that’s why I haven’t jumped right into the lace other than the rough swatch I did up just to try the needles out. Currently I just can’t find the concentration needed to tackle something new. But I’m so looking forward to it ASAP.

Another early review by Cat Bordhi on the Skacel website.

The sizing chart.

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  • 1 Francesca Feb 22, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these new needles. I’ve been waiting since I first heard about them a few weeks ago. Wish I had them right now, ’cause I keep running into problems with the regular Addi Turbos working with 2-ply Habu cashmere.
    I hope you’ll start knitting again soon.

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