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World’s Largest Needles and Hook

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How big are the world’s largest knitting needles and crochet hook?

The soon-to-be record holding tools were created by Bolin Enterprises for The Yarn Studio, both of Casey, Illinois.  The knitting needles measure 13 feet and 0.75 inches long, are 3.25 inches in diameter, and weigh 26 pounds. The crochet hook is 6 feet and 1.5 inches, 3 inches in diameter, and weighs 9 pounds.  Wowser!

The best part?  If you claim you have the world’s biggest knitting needles, or crochet hook, somebody has to actually do some knitting or crocheting with them before Guinness will give you the record.  The requirement is a 10-by-10-foot gauge swatch in 30 minutes.  With each crafting tool.

The official measuring ceremony was held last Monday at Casey’s Monroe Elementary School.  Shop owner Jeanette Huisinga knitted locally raised wool into a section 29 inches long by 33 inches wide with the giant needles, and crocheted a section of wool 36 inches wide and 26½ inches long with the big hook.  “The crochet hook was somewhat maneuverable but working with the needles (propped on a sawhorse) became an exercise in aerobics… It was a full-body workout,” she said.

If you want to see more photos, check out the Herald Review article HERE

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10 responses »

  1. Goodness I guess her arms are toned lol

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  2. Reblogged this on tucknits Threads that bind and commented:
    Wonder what she is making?

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  3. That is TOO labor intense!

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  4. Reblogged this on patternstriedandtrue and commented:
    Too labor-intense for being my hobby!

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  5. My arms ache just watching.

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  6. Katrina Pierce

    Wowza!

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  7. Reblogged this on MonsterYarns and commented:
    Fantastic!

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  9. Reblogged this on Callyico Fiberworks and commented:
    I can only imagine doing this! Amazing!

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