Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whopper size needles


I was wanting to do I-cord with big bulky yarn-and didn't have a big pair of double pointed needles to use-never saw anything as big as I wanted for sale anywhere-soooo.... I had this old broom handle and figured I tool wood carving classes a long time ago-still have all the tools. I cut two pieces about 12 inches long and proceeded to Whittle the ends to a sharp point. All in all, I do believe they came out pretty good-one is a little longer than the other. I made 1 I-cord so far-it was from a very unbalanced yarn-but the needles worked just great. I'm trying to find something I could put on one of the ends so I could just use them as regular needles to make a scarf. I still have some of the broom handle left-I may just make a separate pair for that. We shall see......

7 comments:

  1. And should a vampire sneak up on you while you're knitting ...

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  2. Those are SOME needles, and love the story how you made them!

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  3. Now THAT is resourceful!! Love it!

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  4. Fun! Just had to do something similar myself and was trying to decide if I wanted to make a set of circulars too or buy some...I've seen them made with surgical tubing, but I think I would just use an extra cable from my knitpicks, tubing seems like it would grab at the yarn. I love stopping by, you always have great posts!

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  5. Wooe junbo needles....I just got some wood discs about 1 1/4 in. in diameter at hobby lobby. I would just wood glue them to the end of your new large needles, or even add a small finishing nail to hold them together.. Barbara from Ravelry

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