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Trekky
« on: April 14, 2012 04:45:19 AM »

Using 8 strands of DK and some 24mm knitting needles I made a cushion cover! It is quick to knit up, I only cast on 20 stitches, but the yarn does get a little tangled in the process!

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012 05:35:12 AM »

Wow.  I know it's pretty simple, but the results are amazing.  Also, your knitting with those gigantic needles looks like some sort of weird performance art.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012 06:10:45 AM »

I love the effect that using the 8 different coloured strands gives!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012 06:22:23 AM »

That is really cute and looks amazing! Well done being coordinated enough to do that with 8 strands and huge needles!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012 08:33:20 AM »

Awesome, it looks great! Now I want those humongous needles!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012 11:31:25 AM »

looks fab - been thinking of trying extreme knitting myself - I think you've just persuaded me to go for it!
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012 01:45:42 PM »

Thanks for your comments!  Using the needles is quite a good upper body workout!  Plus you need to sit well away from anyone else - or they will be poked!  It is a great stash buster.

I'm wondering if a rolling pin could double as a cable needle?  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012 06:22:05 PM »

I love this!  Beautiful blended colors.  Pardon my ignorance, but what stitch is this?
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012 03:35:37 AM »

It is just simple stockinette stitch (knit the front & purl the back).  It looks a little distorted (not the clear 'V' shapes you usually get on the front of the knit side, more like a 'U' shape).  I think this is because it is quite loose, I think I could probably increase the number of yarns used to get a tighter knit (although I might lose my mind undoing all the tangles that will then appear  Grin).
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012 03:20:59 PM »

So much fun! This is getting pinned. I should learn to knit, eh?
My mom got me one of these yarn organizer things for Christmas a few years ago and I never used it, but I bet it would come in handy on projects like this. Keep the knots out? Too bad I donated it to the Good Will a couple weeks ago.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012 01:31:16 AM »

That looks awesome! Makes me want to make one too (or steal yours Grin)
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012 09:14:10 AM »

So simple, but love the result! It has a really cool texture.
Is the cover removable at all or did you sew it around the pillow?


My mom got me one of these yarn organizer things...

Any one else notice the woman in the picture (for the organizer) is working on a granny square afghan... with knitting needles? lol
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012 10:19:40 AM »

Any one else notice the woman in the picture (for the organizer) is working on a granny square afghan... with knitting needles? lol

Well spotted!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012 10:21:29 AM »

Makes me want to make one too (or steal yours Grin)

It is mine, all mine, mwahahaha!  Wink   
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012 09:20:41 AM »

Wow! It looks awesome!! And it looks like it would be super comfy.
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012 09:41:57 AM »

Brilliant! I think it gives a lovely quirky look of having been knitted by a giant for a dollhouse or something.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012 03:59:33 PM »

Where do you even get needles that size?  I would love to try doing something similar; I've had mad dreams of knitting a rug with after I saw a giant-stitched stockinette one somewhere.  It looks excellent!
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012 11:31:05 PM »

Where do you even get needles that size?

I got them at a craft fair, though I think you could easily make some with broom handles!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012 11:51:13 PM »

I found giant plastic needles at the thrift store but have never used them....I love your cushion and need to bust out the stash now!
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012 09:24:57 AM »

I love this. am wondering if it'd work with T shirt yarn.... and wondering if I should find out by giving it a go lol.
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2012 08:23:30 AM »

I love this. am wondering if it'd work with T shirt yarn.... and wondering if I should find out by giving it a go lol.

sounds awesome :]
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2012 10:19:20 AM »

One way you could keep from getting as many tangles is to keep you yarn in separate little baggies inside your knitting bag. I've seen it done with ziploc bags where you just put each color into it, zip it up, and poke a small hole in the bottom to stick your yarn through. I'm sure it'd help with the tangles and then you could add more strands if you wanted to Smiley Hope this helps!
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2012 02:58:07 PM »

jacsu - thanks for the tip! I shall try that next time.
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2012 11:51:09 AM »

that's awesome
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012 01:47:31 PM »

super cute!  I love the colors - super rich berry Smiley
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