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Title: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 12, 2012, 03:34:43 pm
I have 10 sets for sale, they are 300mm X 24mm (approx)

10 + 2.45 p&p.

These are handmade from softwood by me
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on February 13, 2012, 06:20:40 pm
Hi Rachel
i am interested in extreme knitting BUT don't have a lot of experience of knitting. do you think it would be suitable for a novice?

jackie
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 13, 2012, 08:29:19 pm
I have lots of people in my workshops that haven't knitted ever or since they were at school and everyone makes something by the end of the workshop. It is easier than traditional knitting as it builds so quick and you can easily see what you are doing and tension is not so important.

So in a word 'yes' it is perfect for a novice, and I am always here to help and encourage.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on February 14, 2012, 08:06:09 am
Thank you do you also provide patterns to follow? Im in Kent so not close enough to attend a work shop, which would have been interesting.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 14, 2012, 08:28:01 am
I do some patterns but I charge a fee for these, but I will email a simple lap rug pattern to get you going

Why don't you get together a few friends and a venue (a large lounge) and I can come down for a day and do a workshop.

I may be doing youtube videos later in the spring as well.

Can you knit at all?
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on February 14, 2012, 06:02:16 pm
Thank you, i can just remember how to cast on i think! my aunt taught me years ago as i'm left handed and couldn't get it with my mum showing me!! a simple pattern would be great, if all goes well then i may well purchase  more challenging patterns fingers crossed.  Don't know any ladies as we haven't been here long but could ask at the local community hall to see if anyone would be interested. How many would you need to make it worth your while?
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 14, 2012, 06:54:25 pm
the more the better but as a guide for 10 people it would be 40- 50 each but the more people the cheaper and I could also do peglooming
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on February 14, 2012, 08:30:56 pm
That sounds good. Will see what i can do/find out in the village will have to wait until i finish jury service next week.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 15, 2012, 07:33:22 pm
The straight needles are now available 13 + p&p
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Lesley Silvester on February 15, 2012, 11:30:09 pm
How long are these?  How do I buy them?  What would the postage be for these and double ended?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 15, 2012, 11:33:59 pm
These are 600mm X 24mm. Postage for both together would be 4 if you want them pm me with your email address and I can invoice through PayPal
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 17, 2012, 07:39:31 am
Only 2 pairs of the single pointed left they have been more popular than we hoped for. The double pointed we have 3 pairs left. Another batch will be made but not for a while as we are due to start lambing
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on February 26, 2012, 09:20:47 pm
New batch made and will be ready for posting this Thursday
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on March 13, 2012, 07:51:03 am
Hi Rachel
Am going to place an order but would like to ask would the Extreme Double Pointed Knitting Needles be suitable for the patterns for the Extreme Knit Cowl Pattern and Extreme Knit Infinity Scarf?

Thanks Jackie
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 13, 2012, 08:06:13 am
Those patterns state a size 12mm needle.

I can send you a free pattern via email for a cowl (pictured below in pink) that uses 24mm needles. The double point needles are used for i-cord or cabling in conjuction with the normal 24mm needles.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on March 13, 2012, 08:33:34 am
Thank you a pattern would be great. Will have a look for the needles.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 13, 2012, 08:34:58 am
I didn't word that too well (still half asleep)

I will send the pattern when a purchase of the needles is made.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: Eastling on March 13, 2012, 08:59:12 am
If i order Extreme Knitting Needles do you have a simple pattern that i can follow as i haven't much experience in knitting? if so do i order via your website
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 13, 2012, 09:09:23 am
The pattern in the picture below is very simple and a great beginner pattern, remember I am here if you get stuck on anything.
TBH most things that you extreme knit are simple patterns as you can't really do intricate detail with needles that big.

You can order direct just send me a PM with your email address on for paypal or if you want to you can order via the website.
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 13, 2012, 03:03:47 pm
Thanks for the orders guys, I will be checking the pattern over when I get home and sending it out free to people who ordered the needles via TAS
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 15, 2012, 12:59:38 pm
We have sold out of the straight (long) needles until at least next week now but you can still order to get you free pattern and postage will be as soon as they are ready (should be by 23/3/12).

We are having to increase our postage charges as from 01/04/12 to 3.95 due to the increase in packaging prices and royal mail prices increasing (again). To avoid these charges you can pre order now.

Any questions feel free to PM me
Title: Re: Extreme Double Point Knitting Needles
Post by: ellisr on March 23, 2012, 03:56:52 pm
We have some straight needles again, but we are going to the market tomorrow so reserve your pair now for delivery early next week and remember only a week to go before I must put up my postage costs