Speed Stix

Christopher Charles's picture

I wonder if anyone has used these, what they think of them, how well projects turn out on them, and where to find patterns for speed stix projects.

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I made a sweater on of them

I made a sweater on of them years ago, when chunky items were the style. I have made several afghans with them, and lots of scarves.I just had a friend of mine make me a set of 1 1/4 inch needles. I am going to use those needles to make a scrap rug. The speed sticks are just fun to work with.

scottly's picture

I've used mine once for a

I've used mine once for a simple shawl using Lion Brand Homespun. I have to say I didn't really like the effect however, if I ever needed to make my own fish net those are the needles I'd go for. I've also thought that knitting packaging twine with them might make an interesting window treatment.

TomH's picture

I tried knitting baling

I tried knitting baling twine (a flash back from my days growing up on a farm) with the speed stix but it didn't work at all. The baling twine was way too stiff. I tried to locate suppliers of packaging twine in larger quantities, like on cones, but haven't found it yet.

TomH's picture

I have a set but haven't

I have a set but haven't used them yet. But would love to do so.

subwaycrochet's picture

I have a set of speed stix.

I have a set of speed stix. I used them to make the 6-hour afghan with Lion Brand Homespun from the Lion Brand website. If you haven't visited the site you'll be asked to create a user account (completely free). You can enter "speed stix" in the search box and you'll get 20 projects.

Just like the add says "watch your projects work up fast." I made that 6-hour afghan in less than 7 hours and I tend to make a lot of mistakes. It's an odd feeling to work with such huge needles, but I found it kind of fun.

I like my speed stix.

Christopher Charles's picture

Sounds awesome man. I have

Sounds awesome man. I have been toying with the idea of getting a set myself. I've always wanted to knit a blanket, but the time involved has always scared me away. That and my A.D.O.S. (Attention Deficit OOOH SHINY!!! LOL). Anyways, as far as registering on that site, do they spam ya or anything that you know of?

subwaycrochet's picture

On that site, you choose

On that site, you choose your own level of involvement. I chose to get newsletters from them because I like to have fresh ideas in my inbox. I'm pretty sure that you can opt out of any correspondence.