Book Review: Big Needle Knits

Say it Rah-shay By Mar 30, 2016 No Comments

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My favorite pair of knitting needles to use are US size 15 (10 mm). Since I am guilty of having multiple WIPS (works in progress) I like having a sense of accomplishment and completion and chunky yarns and large needles help assuage the contrite feelings I get when I cast on yet another project.

During a recent visit to the library I scored a book which speaks directly to my love of chunky yarns and large needles.


Big Knit Needles by Melanie Porter features 35 patterns for clothes, accessories and homewares using needles from size 15 to size 50! The patterns are broken down into three chapters: Chunky Textures, Lighter Knits and Mega Knits. Chapter four is a reference section for beginners with information about techniques and equipment.

The patterns are easy to read and easy to follow; projects can be created quickly and the finished item is a satisfying show of what sticks and yarn can complete.

I tried my hand (no pun intended) at a pair of fingerless gloves. This pattern does have a cable (which is difficult to see with the black yarn) and after a rounds worked up to quite a sweet piece. These were made in a few days time. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of showing these to The Bee who, after initially dissing my fingerless gloves (because who wants gloves WITHOUT fingers, mom?!?) decided these were cool.

One down. #yearofmaking #knit #knitting #chunkyyarn

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I am interested in trying my hand at the Jersey Pouffe. I am a fan of squishy and comfy seating and thought this would be fun to create for my home.

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