I had originally started a huge version of one of my designs "Gonna be a big star", shown below in worsted weight (pattern available at garilynn.etsy.com Gonna be a big star )
I used my Elastic Plastic Fantastic stitch markers while knitting the first sample, seen here in close up:
Working with these is certainly different. I am used to throwing yarn with my index finger. With size 50 needles, I have to grasp both needles where they cross with my left hand and throw yarn held in my right hand. Somewhat awkward when you are used to flying speeds, but the huge needles and yarn make a fast project.
I made my Unnecessarily Huge yarn as I worked the project:
The yarn on the cone is about a worsted weight. I knit I cord on size 11 needles to make it Unnecessarily Huge yarn. I had only one cone of this particular yarn, so I could not strand it. My process is to knit a few yards of I cord, then secure the size 11 needle with the stitch markers (they cinch up nicely with the barrel cord lock). I pick up where I left off on the project, working until I run out of I cord yarn.
I have many cones of other yarn that will now be put in service to make Unnecessarily Huge yarn. I think I can get rid of some of the "what was I thinking" and "but it's such a good price" purchases. That 100" star will appear someday and then I'll have an excuse to replenish my stash.
I found this site to be inspirational with some nice giant knitting pictures, if somewhat beyond my Italian language skills:
DH's blog Toolmaking Art.
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