Hi, just got some new large needles and I am looking for a new project. I was thinking of a throw but I also knew someone that had a really nice thick scarf made on very large needles - it was only about 8 or 10 stitches across. Any patterns or tips you may have would be appreciated. Thanks!
You might try the Lion Brand site. They have patterns for size 50. I think they call them Speed Styx or something like that. Also, do a search for a “Hot Damn” afghan. It’s an old pattern but done on large needles.
You can use worsted or bulky weight and cast on about 8-12 sts and just do garter stitch for a scarf. Cast on about 18" worth and you’ve got a shawl. Most of the patterns for the large needles use worsted or bulky weight that’s stranded together - 2 to 4 ends at the same time. CO 60 sts and you’ll have a blanket in no time.
Ravelry.com has a couple of patterns for size 50 needles but you’ll need to make an account. Lion Brand also requires that you have an account to view patterns.
Lion Brand Yarn publishes a booklet called “Quick Knits with Speed Stix”. All 9 projects in it are made with size 50 needles. I also recommend going to the LB website and doing a search for “Speed Stix”.