Monday, March 30, 2015

Sock Rockets - review

addi Turbo Sock Rockets
16 inch length - US size 2
March 2015
Two years ago, I wrote a review on the addi Turbo Sock Rockets needles, and you may remember that my biggest complaint was the length of the needle - 24 inches was the shortest needle available. I am happy to report that addi must have listened to its sock knitting customers, because they now offer Turbo Sock Rockets in a 16 inch length.

My needles were purchased from Webs a couple of months ago, but I've also seen them listed on several websites. Be prepared to wait, as they tend to be listed as "on backorder" frequently.

My thoughts: 

If you like metal needles, these might be what you have been seeking. The needle/cable joins are smooth (one of mine is a bit rough, but I can live with it) - much smoother than Knit Picks needles. The needles are NOT inexpensive (like Knit Picks), so if cost is an issue, I would stick with Knit Picks.

I give the addi Turbo Sock Rockets (16 inch length) a "thumbs up." Thank you, Skacel for listening to your customers.


7 comments:

  1. i have an an addi turbo sock needle that i love…it is very small…the first couple of rounds of the ribbing are a bit tough but after that it is full speed ahead…and yes it was expensive but i loooooooove addi turbo needles

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  2. It's really nice to hear that a company listened to its customers and made a change! It is so nice to have the right length on smooth needles to knit socks or lace. It makes a difference!!

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  3. I have never tried socks on two circs but I think I will. I love Addi Turbo needles but I also love Knit Picks Rosewood dpns.

    I love the color of your socks!

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  4. Im a wooden needle gal, but I still enjoyed your review

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  5. Are those different from regular 16" Addi Turbo circulars? (from one who knows nothing). Beautiful socks, but I would expect nothing less. :-) And about that weather, hope you get spring soon. I did get a walk today just as it was starting to rain. At least it wasn't snow!

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  6. Did you get used to the longer length after awhile? Pretty socks you have on those needles.

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  7. Hum. Now, the real question do the needles speed up your knitting? Rather than work with 4 dp needles I take it you work on each side of the two circular needles? I would probably end up with one side 10 rows longer than the other! Great looking socks on your needles.

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