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Tips on Using Giant Knitting Needles

If you're looking to complete a project super fast, nothing beats using giant knitting needles with thick yarn or multiple strands. Whip up an afghan in a fraction of the time it would take using worsted weight yarn and standard-sized needles!

You might feel like using giant needles is a little clunky at first, but don't forget how awkward you felt when you first started knitting with regular needles. With a little bit of practice, you'll be knocking out projects quick and easy.

You can use one strand of yarn and big needles for an open work effect, but it's more typical to use a thick yarn or multiple strands with big knitting needles. Since the end fabric will be quite bulky, you'll mainly be knitting scarves and afghans. Gauge can be a little difficult to get spot-on, but it's usually not important to be exact with scarves and afghan patterns.

When you knit something that requires a seam, use a half stitch instead of a whole stitch for a seam with less bulk.

Check out our other posts for some fun patterns using giant knitting needles.

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