View Full Version : Speedy knits

01-31-2006, 12:47 AM
:cheering: Hello everyone! Have you heard of speed stix? There size 50 needles and they make scarves really fast. And I :heart: them!!!
I would perfer these for fast projects :thumbsup:

01-31-2006, 12:52 AM
I saw those in one of the knitting magazines...Those are some huge needles!! :XX:

01-31-2006, 01:08 AM
Oh yeah! but they're quick and cool 8-)

01-31-2006, 01:10 AM

01-31-2006, 01:12 AM
When I showed my dad, he laughed really hard and nocalls them relay batons! :roflhard:

01-31-2006, 07:38 AM
My 23 year old son got size 50 needles for me for Christmas ... Bright Green with Bright Blue Tips ... he thought it was a funny joke .... To his amazement ... I was SO excited and think they are the coolest. At school I am doing a wool, yarn, knitting, spinning theme ... "Books Spin a Great Yarn" ... and I have the needles on display with some REALLY BIG yarn. Students love to pick them up and knit a few stitches. I will take my camera to school today and take a pix!!!

01-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Green with blue tips? THAT IS SO COOL!!!! Mine are bright red.

01-31-2006, 11:50 PM
I have a friend who's having a baby... I'm debating buying those speed stix and whipping up a baby blanket using this Lion Brand pattern (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50561.html?noImages=).

I don't think I would use those for a sweater, like this one (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50562.html?noImages=), but for something like a baby blanket they might make a kinda long and boring project quick...

02-01-2006, 12:50 AM
:X: yeah, I like that pattern for a blanket, I think you could adjust the colors and size a bit to make a normal blanket. :)

02-01-2006, 09:01 AM
I've used large needles (35's I think) to make a baby blanket using four strands at once--just a 5 x 5 basketweave pattern with a garter edge. It took an evening. ;)

02-01-2006, 09:30 AM
Wow! Instant gratification knitting--that's what we need in the midst of some intricate work! :thumbsup: