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Topic: chopstick/dowel knitting needle tutorial  (Read 152319 times)
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idiosyncratic
« Reply #400 on: October 01, 2008 02:30:54 AM »

I know that I am jumping into this thread a little late, but I couldn't resist commenting because this thread inspired me.  I have been home ill for the past three days and I was getting rather stir crazy, and I found this thread today and all of my problems were solved.  I picked up the supplies for about 6 dollars (I bought hard wood dowels at home depot so they were a little costly) and made three pairs of needles today while watching movies.  I will post pictures if anyone is interested, but I think they came out very, very well.  I just started a knitting group and I think I am going to make several pairs in a US 7 (good gauge to start methinks) and give them to beginners that don't have any supplies.  Thanks so much for the inspiration and for saving me from the horrible doldrums of being ill!
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cassiemarie
« Reply #401 on: October 08, 2008 06:24:44 PM »

cocoabemean-- I love those glittery poofs at the end! so cute!

lillymaikool- That woodburning looks really nice. Smiley

Idiosyncratic- I'd love to see your finished needles, I'm glad you found inspiration!

I just made a huge pair of size 17 DPN's so I could knit some sweater sleeves without having to seam them.  I hate seaming! Tongue
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Shadesofme
« Reply #402 on: October 12, 2008 11:40:48 AM »

I'm wondering, what size do the average pair of cheap chopsticks from a takeaway place come out to be? I just painted a pair, and i'm wondering what size they are. Smiley
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« Reply #403 on: October 22, 2008 12:51:02 PM »

ooooh. So pretty. I've been trapped at my mom's place lately. I've been spending all my money on yarn and new needles... but I'm going to have to try making them.
I'm very giddy about it. Smiley




Shadesofme- I don't know (as I haven't made them), but you could get a needle gauge. I think I saw someone say that they came out as size 7.
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« Reply #404 on: November 17, 2008 12:51:41 PM »

whoa! i never even thought of doing that!! i wonder how one could make circular ones.....? hmmm
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« Reply #405 on: November 18, 2008 01:25:21 AM »

i made my first pair of knitting needles just this weekend out of a 3/16" dowel =D

came out to a pair of about 7-8 size needles, nice and smoothed points, and they have acorn end pieces =D
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« Reply #406 on: December 28, 2008 07:57:55 PM »

Awesome idea, Ive been wondering what to do with my chopsticks, yours look adorable!
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camino
« Reply #407 on: January 02, 2009 08:50:36 PM »

That is soo neat. I made me some circular needles from dowels. I drilled a tiny hole about 1 inch from the end and used clear mowing line to attach onto it. About 3 feet long so I can use them to make an afghan;I guess pretty much make anything with them. They work really good.
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gerberagirl
« Reply #408 on: January 19, 2009 01:53:27 PM »

Awesome! I love the painted chopsticks and am going to do this soon.

What a great gift idea for the unique knitter or early learner.
Thanks
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camilandrea
« Reply #409 on: January 23, 2009 08:05:54 AM »

Great, now I have to go and eat sushi. Thank you for sharing.
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