Don’t adjust your computer monitors, the knitting needles are that big!
The lady I bought these needles from told me that she nicknamed them “Buffy The Vampire Slayer Knitting Needles.” Other viewers on The Crochet Crowd have joked with me that these aren’t knitting needles at all and that they could be used as tent stakes. No matter what you want to call these bad boys, they are magnificent.
For the project you see, I used 10 skeins of yarn at one time to produce my new knitted bath mat. It’s a compilation of yarn from my stash– a cross mix of acrylic yarns from eye lash, 4 ply worsted and really light lace types of yarn. Together, they make for a thick yarn strand that is pretty easy to knit up with. This didn’t’ take long at all.
The knitting needles are Size 100 in diameter and about 18″ Long. You may be surprised how fast you can knit with them. The trick to working with these needles on this pattern is to be sure that you don’t leave any of the 10 strands behind. It is easy to grab the yarn and knit it, only to realize a couple stitches away that you have one strand of yarn hasn’t been knitted over like the rest.
The project shown above is only 25 stitches across.
Row 1 Knit, Row 2 Pearl and repeat all the way through to the desired length. Total width will be 30″ and you can decide how long you want it.
You can find great patterns at AllFreeKnitting.com for more patterns and see what you can do with these huge ‘Vampire Like’ knitting needles.
See you next Wednesday.