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« on: July 11, 2006 12:57:51 PM »

Hey guys, I just learned to knit (thanks to everyone who helped me out) and I'm just wondering if anyone has ever tried to knit with something really tiny, like using two pins instead of knitting needles?  I'm thinking that you could make something really small like this, like a knit shrug or shawl for Barbie, using thread or embroidery floss?!?!  I love little tiny things and I know other people share this love, right?  Please post and let me know if you can do this or post pics of what you've made.  Thanks so much for reading all my lovely talented craftster peeps!  Love you all!
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006 01:03:16 PM »

Oof, pins. Ouch! I think that would hurt a lot. You could use very small needles, like #000 and try it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006 01:11:31 PM »

I'm just wondering if anyone has ever tried to knit with something really tiny, like using two pins instead of knitting needles? 

Well I tried to use two pins, babychel , but they were too short. May I give you an alternative? I'm not affiliated with this shop, and you can shop around, you might get a better price. I clicked a link at craftster and found this place:

http://www.7beads.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=N1

go down the page until you find the knitting needles, the lace needles, smallest size is 000000.

Have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 01:14:47 PM »

i don't know if it was vogue knitting or interweave, but a couple years back, there was a feature on a woman who knits miniature fair isle and intarsia sweaters with sewing thread and handmade wire needles.  she mentioned the gauge of the wire...i think it was 20 or 22.  the sweaters are about the size of your thumb, and are featured at a miniature crafts museum somewhere...i'll try to dig up some information.

a google search turns up a number of sites related to this...miniature knitting or mini knitting.
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eta:  this isn't the same person, but fits what you're asking about
http://www.mini-mum.com/pages/miniknitting.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 03:15:47 PM »

lion brand has some free barbie patterns
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 08:59:08 AM »

Not quite as small as pins, but I've seen things knitted on toothpicks/cocktail sticks before - you could separate out a single ply of yarn maybe?

I was thinking about doing something similar for the front of a 'new baby' card, making a mini-jumper (just the front!) - got the idea from one I saw in a shop...
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