Review of the Addi Express KingSize Circular Knitting Machine

by | Jun 28, 2023 | Circular Knitting Machine

Crafty Turtle

I bought the Addi Express KingSize Circular Knitting Machine, and I must say, it has exceeded my expectations in more ways than one. I’m an avid crocheter and YARN collector and, because my collection has grown…quite extensively, I began to look for ways to more quickly use it up.  I wanted to stay handmade and wanted to create larger items like blankets with my yarn so, I came upon circular knitting machines. I am always on the lookout for tools that enhance my ability to use my yarn and to help me create beautiful projects efficiently. The Addi Express KingSize definitely delivers on both fronts.

First and foremost, the machine is fairly easy to set up and use. The instructions provided could be better but, that’s why I created my own YouTube tutorial on how to set it up and get it working easy for beginners. Once I understood how to operate the machine, I was able to quickly start creating. 

One of the standout features of the Addi Express KingSize is its size. The large diameter of the machine allows for the creation of wide garments, such as blankets, shawls, and oversized sweaters, with remarkable ease. It also allows for both panel and circular knitting options. 

The machine itself is well-built and sturdy, constructed with high-quality materials. The smooth, durable plastic components ensure that the machine can withstand regular use without any major wear and tear. I found the crank handle to be comfortable to use, and it moved smoothly, providing a consistent and even knitting experience.

Furthermore, the Addi Express KingSize offers great speed and efficiency. With each turn of the crank, you can see your project growing quickly before your eyes. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the process of knitting but also appreciate a faster way to complete their projects. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I could accomplish in a short amount of time, without sacrificing the quality of my work.

In terms of drawbacks, the Addi Express KingSize Circular Knitting Machine does have a bit of a learning curve. While the initial setup is straightforward, mastering the technique to achieve flawless results may take some practice. However, with a little patience and persistence, anyone can quickly get the hang of it. In terms of cost, this machine is on the higher end of circular knitting machines. But, in my opinion, it’s well worth the cost.

Using the Addi Express KingSize Circular Knitting Machine for non-knitters is definitely possible, although it may require a bit of familiarity with knitting terminology and the basic structure of knit and crochet. As someone who had limited experience with knitting before trying this machine, I found that understanding the concepts of knit and purl stitches, and tucked and dropped stitches, greatly helped in getting started. While the machine automates much of the knitting process, having a foundational knowledge of knitting techniques can aid in troubleshooting and achieving desired results. That being said, with a little bit of learning and practice, even those new to knitting can quickly grasp the fundamentals and enjoy the benefits of this efficient and versatile knitting machine.

Overall, the Addi Express KingSize Circular Knitting Machine is a fantastic addition to any knitter’s and yarn lover’s toolkit. Its ease of use, sturdy construction, versatility, and efficient knitting capabilities make it a worthwhile investment. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, this machine will undoubtedly enhance your knitting experience and inspire you to create a wide range of beautiful projects.

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