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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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Trekky
« 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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