If you have been knitting for a while, you would have no doubt heard about the amazing Addi Knitting Machine.
What Is A Knitting Machine?
A knitting machine is a device that is used to create knitted fabrics and clothes in a semi or fully-automated fashion. Using a knitting machine of any kind is far faster than knitting by hand, and owning a machine is ideal for people who do knitting for profit, knit for charity, or simply knit a lot.
The Addi Knitting Machine is a cheaper version of a full-blown knitting machine, and in this review, I am going to tell you a bit about the Addi Knitting Machine and how it works.
I used to own an Ultimate Sweater Knitting Machine before I got too busy with my teaching work, and I was addicted to making and selling cute baby outfits. I also owned an Empisal, but just found the smaller machine a lot simpler to operate.
After having a go on my friend’s Addi, and seeing how easy it was to use I acquired my own. The price is also great, especially if you can’t afford a more expensive knitting machine.
The Addi is by far the best loom knitting machine in its class, but there are also cheaper options in other loom machines like the Sentro Knitting Machine.
Try The Amazing Addi Knitting Machine For Yourself
The Addi Knitting Machine is mechanical knitting, or shall I say winding rather than knitting, machine at its best.
Because you just need to wind the wool onto the machine, you do not need to know how to knit by hand. The Addi is based on loom knitting, so I guess you could call it a ‘loom knitting machine.’ The machine is easy to run and turn, quiet and does not get stuck as often as other loom machines in it’s class.
Having an Addi Knitting Machine lets you have a knitting machine without the high price tag, and it is a lot smaller than a conventional machine, which makes storing it simple.
Even people who only have one arm or arthritis in their hands can also enjoy knitting again using one of the Addi Express knitting machine models.
What Can You Make On An Addi Knitting Machine?
The smaller Addi Knitting Machine allows you to make things like scarves and beanies for babies, as well as socks or leg warmers. You can also knit up panels and join them together to make a bigger project like a bathroom mat or a blanket.
The Addi Express King Size Knitting machine will allow you to knit bigger items of clothing, as well as beanies and scarves. So to me, it is better value to spend a little more and get the larger machine if you can’t afford both.
Knit in minutes on the Addi Express; just crank and watch your creations grow before your eyes – it’s simply amazing!
“Knitting is super easy and comfortable with the Addi Express. Quickly knit flat or round – just turn the handle! Even beginners will be able to knit scarves, patchwork, pullovers, and vests, as well as gauntlets for the arms and legs.”
Addi Express King Size Knitting Machine and the Addi Express Knitting Machine
Did you know that these knitting machines can be ordered online?
To find out more about the machines, and which Addi Knitting Machine will be better for you, simply click on the blue links or on the pictures of the machines.
Addi has also recently bought out new and improved versions of their existing machines which I have included below.
This is the new and improved version of the Addi Express Professional Knitting Machine with the new and improved mechanical row counter. It is very similar to the original Addi Express Knitting Machine.
This version was released in August 2018!
The Addi-Express Professional Knitting Machine features 22 needles.
Circular knitted items – From 10 to 15 cm (4″ to 6″).
Plain knitted items – From 15 to 20 cm (6″ to 8″) wide.
You can use nearly all kinds of yarns, but the recommended yarn thickness is 3.5 – 8.
This knitting machine is designed and manufactured in Germany to exacting standards and using the finest materials available.
“I’m so pleased with my new AddiExpress Turbo. It is quiet and efficient and most importantly easy to learn and use!”
“I tried the Sentro 22 before I bought this one because of the price. I love how well this machine works. I still think it’s a bit expensive for the size but the quality of the machine is awesome.”
It is perfect for hats, scarves, leg warmers, skirts, toys, home decor, and cardigans. It can also be used to knit flat panels.
Once again it is designed and built in Germany to exacting standards and using the finest materials available. There is a lifetime guarantee from any manufacturer defects.
“I looked at the knitting machine in the box for a while before I attempted to use it. I love to crochet and never wanted to learn how to knit. Since I only know how to crochet, I felt a disadvantage in trying to use the machine and procrastinated.
I had to play with the machine for a while to get used to it. I put the yarn on and then had to take it off because of either dropped stitches (not the machine’s fault) or not knowing how to take off the yarn when finished.
Learning to take the yarn off the machine without the project unraveling was a challenge but thanks to YouTube, I figured it out. :))
I now love the machine”. It makes beautiful scarves. I made a scarf for my daughter and she said the scarf looked store bought. I used Lion Brand Scarfie yarn.
The machine is very well made and worth the price. I look forward to branching out beyond scarves to knit. I am hoping that in the future the manufacturer makes a plain straight knitting machine to go with this round one. That would be nice for bigger projects.”
Included in this set are the two Addi Knitting Machines that I mentioned above at a discounted price.
The machines are both brand new and include new improved row counter.
The set consists of:
Addi Knitting Machine – 22 needles.
Addi Knitting Machine – 46 needles.
2 Packs of replacement needles.
Pattern Books Winding Instead of Knitting, Addi Express, and Turbo-Knitting 2, which you would normally have to buy separately.
Features of the Addi Knitting Machine – This Summary Includes All Of The Above Models
With the king-sized Addi Knitting Machine, you can enjoy making even larger knitted items and thus more possibilities.
The Addi-Express is mounted on the table and remains securely in position while cranking. This is done with your bare hands, with no need for a power drill set.
With the 46 sturdy pins on the Kingsized model, you will be knitting trendy scarves and wooly hats within a matter of minutes and you will be knitting smart socks and jumpers within a few hours. This is great for anybody who wants to knit for profit or even just knit for family and friends.
All of the pins have a number and there is an electronic row counter which enables work to be carried out with precision.
The Addi Knitting Machine does circular knitting best, but can also make flat panels.
There are many books and accessories available to complement your new Addi Knitting Machine.
Please Note: Every Addi product purchased from an Authorized Addi Dealer comes with a Lifetime guarantee from any manufacturer’s defect.
Check out the video above to see how you can make a hoodie in 30 minutes or less on the Addi Knitting Machine.
Q & A
Can you make flat panels with the Addi Express King Size Machine?
Yes. There is a button near the turn handle. Up is to knit a flat panel.
Then you simply knit from white needle to white needle, turning the handle one way. Stop, then turn the handle the opposite way. Go back and forth slowly. You can put your stoppers just before the needles if you want a narrower panel. Continue back and forth until your panel is the required length.
Can you make different hat sizes with one machine?
Check out the video above to see how you can knit a flat panel on the Addi Express Kingsize Knitting Machine
Is it possible to increase and decrease on these machines?
My experience is limited but, no increasing or decreasing in circular knitting mode unless perhaps you somehow drop stitches but from what I’ve done, not a good idea. The number of stitches is constant in the circular mode with this machine. If you are knitting a flat panel, it is not a problem to increase and decrease from the ends of the rows.
Unfortunately, this is one of the cons of the machine. The row counter isn’t that accurate. I don’t quite trust it and always do a count myself just to double-check. Hopefully, this is a problem that the manufacturers will correct in the future.
(As found on Amazon)
“I have both the Addi Express and the Addi King Knitting machine. I must say I love both items. It is a quiet machine and rarely drops stitches; if it does it’s usually an operator error.”
“This machine is an absolutely great tool for making stockinette tubes quickly and easily! I had mixed feelings about whether or not to purchase the Addi Knitting Machine, based on negative reviews I had been reading.”
“I have to say that I am extremely impressed, and it has been worth every dollar spent. They even throw in extra needles in case any break, although I can’t even think how you would break one, they’re that sturdy.”
“You can tell it’s not a bargain basement “Made in China thing.”
“These Addi knitting machines are super. They are sturdy and well made with internal parts designed in Germany…NOT CHINA. You get what you pay for.”
“Have bought several for gifts as well. Pattern books are available for these but you have to really look around online for them. You can knit pretty much anything you could imagine on these. They are the best machines in their price range and you will really enjoy knitting on them especially if you have carpal tunnel as I do.”
“I purchased both Addi Express Machines (regular and king size)….both are awesome. I love the speediness of creating knitted flat panels. Just join the panels for super fast fashions, blankies, shawls, pillows, etc. Making hats and scarves, etc. (when knitting in the round) is a lot of fun too.”
To see more reviews on the Addi Knitting Machine, you can visit amazon below.
For a cheaper option or a kids’ version of a knitting machine, you can try the Singer Knitting Machine.
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