Very Old Knitting Needles

May 31, 2009 at 5:56 am (old knitting tools)

sz  50Imagine knitting with a size  50 needle- now think of that in wood (solid wood)  Those needles are 9 ounces!! The knitter from the past who used these must have been very strong or very tired!!

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6 Comments

  1. Carmen said,

    Glad to see you found my group Lesser Known Skeins on Ravelry.
    We have many great fiber artists with blogs that inspire and inform.
    I will visit and comment on your blog often.
    Those knitting needles are amazing.

  2. fierymyst said,

    Holy cow, what would you knit on those?

  3. gulfcoastgal said,

    I wonder, also, what was knitted on these as the needles are worn. I am thinking– maybe for the fishing trade-netting or something for the boat ,to toss out to catch fish (??). They are very very heavy so maybe a sturdy fisherman and his wife worked with these (?)
    I will buy some more jute and cast on and see what knit stitch or purl looks like and then see what a simple lace ” yarn over knit 2 together”
    looks like. It should be HUGE haha
    gulfcoastgal

  4. Orghlaith said,

    Size 50 knitting needles are used for broomstick lace. http://www.crochetcabana.com/specialty/broomstick_lace_jiffy_lace_.htm

  5. gulfcoastgal said,

    SOOO glad to know they were made for something beautiful and ethereal
    Thanks for educating our eyes
    gulfcoastgal

  6. Faith said,

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