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landolphe
01-27-2007, 07:44 PM
I would love to hear from anyone about how you may have used Very Large Needles (US 27-50) in any unusual, counterintuitive, creative, or fun ways. Any and all info - descriptions, pix, or links will be appreciated. :woot:

I have been unable to find many interesting patterns/projects on the Net. :?? :

Cheers, :happydance:

Knitting_Guy
01-27-2007, 08:03 PM
Probably make a handy club. :rofl:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-27-2007, 08:09 PM
i found some funny pictures...

http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/weblog/archives/brookieknit.jpg


Some woman used these needles, made from a garden hose:
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/knitpics/gardenhoseneedles2.jpg

to make THIS gigantic baseball thingy...
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/knitpics/bbnet1.jpg

landolphe
01-27-2007, 08:12 PM
I LOVE those needles with the hose! Wow! Where can I contact that person? :heart:

Cheers, :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-27-2007, 08:43 PM
here's the website (http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/knitgeneral.htm)

landolphe
01-27-2007, 08:58 PM
Wow. She is really creative . . . and prolific.

sara_jayne
01-27-2007, 09:01 PM
I've used US 50s before. Lion Brand actually has many projects for these - they call them "speed stix". I made the 4 hour baby afghan and it was FAST!!

They aren't my favorite, that is for sure, but if you need a project fast and have bulky yarn that is the way to go! There are several books on big needle knitting that I've seen too.

landolphe
01-27-2007, 10:03 PM
Thanks, Sara Jayne. I found a few Lion Brand patterns, and I'll keep looking.

niffer
01-28-2007, 09:55 AM
When I first got my speed stix, I used them to pick a fight with my cat - who usually picks fights with all of my other needles.

He still won, I have a scar to prove it! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: