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Rainbow Swatch and Giant Knitting Needles
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Rainbow Swatch and Giant Knitting Needles

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Purl Essence

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Purl Essence™ Rainbow (100% acrylic; 447 yds.) - Salmon Aqua, 3 balls
  • Needle US Size 17 straight needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions tapestry needle
  • Tape measure

DIRECTIONS:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length:
38"
Width: 26"
GAUGE
4 stitches x 6 rows = 4" in garter stitch with 3 strands held together
Save time, check gauge.

Cast on 26 sts.
Knit every row until Swatch measures 38", ending in the center of a row.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Display on giant wooden knitting needles.

Giant Wooden Knitting Needles

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 – 2-3/4" x 36" dowel rods
  • 2 – Smoothfoam™ balls
  • Carving knife
  • Sand paper
  • Saw
  • 3/4" drill
  • Paint & paintbrush
  • Spray gloss finish
  • Glue

DIRECTIONS:

1. For each knitting needle, use a sharp carving knife to carefully whittle one end of dowel rod into a point.
2. Use sand paper to smooth point.
3. Use a saw to cut 6" off of the other end.
4. Use 3/4" drill to drill a hole into the each ball.
5. Put a small amount of glue into each hole and insert dowel rod.
6. Allow to dry and paint as desired.
7. Finish with spray gloss.

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