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Old 01-27-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Big Needle Fantasy
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.

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

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Old 01-27-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Probably make a handy club.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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i found some funny pictures...




Some woman used these needles, made from a garden hose:


to make THIS gigantic baseball thingy...
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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I LOVE those needles with the hose! Wow! Where can I contact that person?

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here's the website
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Wow. She is really creative . . . and prolific.

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:01 PM   #7
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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.
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Thanks, Sara Jayne. I found a few Lion Brand patterns, and I'll keep looking.
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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!
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