Friday, 12 April 2013

Think Big: Knitting Inspiration + Giveaway!

This month, we're thinking BIG! Our Basix Birch needles come in large sizes and are just right for quick, chunky knits and fast felted projects! In today's blog post, we'll share some of our favourite patterns for big needles and give you a closer look at Basix Birch. You'll also have a chance to win your choice of Basix Birch needles this month!


Quick Knits with Chunky Yarns


Here are just a few project ideas for fast knits on big needles, many of which are available for free on Ravelry! Clockwise from top left: The Eleventh Hour Blanket from Purl Soho, Marian by Jane Richmond, The Road to Gimmerton, Pembroke Tank by Tara-Lynn Morrison, 40 Winks Basket by Hana Jason, and Pixie Necklace by Kate Oates.

Basix Birch Giveaway

Our Basix Birch needles are lightweight and available in double-point, single-point and fixed circular needle styles in a range of larger sizes. These perfectly-pointed, durable needles are ideal for chunky yarns. 

Get to know Basix Birch below, then leave a comment on this post telling us which type you'd most like to try out. We'll randomly select one winner to announce on Friday, April 26. Good luck!




Basix DPNS
Available in 20cm length in sizes ranging from 5.50mm to 25.00mm.
Perfectly tapered points for easy stitch glide.



Basix Fixed Circulars
Available in 60cm, 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, and 150cm lengths in sizes ranging from 5.50mm to 25.00mm.
Smooth joins for snag-free knitting.
Resilient, flexible cords lay flat with no kink or twist.



Basix Single Point
Available in 25cm, 30cm, 35cm, and 40cm lengths in sizes ranging from 5.50mm to 12.00mm.
Generous size end caps keep stitches firmly on needles.


Be sure to check back on Friday, April 26 to see who won this month's blog giveaway!

45 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the circulars. They're lighter than the straights and not as long plus they're the most multi-functional types of needles.

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  2. I'd love to try the dpns! Haven't knitted with birch before, and very curious about it! They look nice and pointy :)

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  3. I would like to try the circulars.

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  4. I would love to try the DPNs! I haven't used Basix needles before and would love the chance to try them.

    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love to try the double point needles.

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  6. The circulars look absolutely amazing. Simplicity at its best. I would love to try them!

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  7. I would like to try dpns. janis2102 on raverly

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  8. I would love to try the circular one, knitting bulky is always heavy, and using circular make it a little bit lighter :)
    And the biggest is 25mm?? I never saw needle that big O.O

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  9. I would love to try the circular one.

    Cartucha on ravelry

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  10. I would love to try the circulars. They look lovely! kristiannainindia on Rav.

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  11. I would like to try the circulars. I like the length of the needle and they look like they have nice points. Thanks for the contest. Ariesandewe on Ravelry

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  12. I would love to try the single point straight needles. I have always been the most comfortable with this style of needle. Thank you.

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  13. I would love to try the circulars. They r the ones I'm teaching myself to use at the mo!

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  14. I would love to try the circulars (rav id ShaySchreck)

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  15. The fixed circulars look great. Would love to try them! My Ravelry id is Tinks.

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  16. I'd love to try either the circulars or the dpn's. iribeiro on ravelry

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  17. I love wood needles, these Birch Basix seem like the perfect solution for me, I'd love to have a go with the circulars. rgoriginals on Ravelry.

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  18. I would love to try the circulars to knit a blanket...already thinking of colors and patterns ;-)

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  19. I would LOVE to try the fixed circulars!! I have never used a fixed circ above an 8 so trying anything above that would be a real treat, these look lovely!!! brat58 on ravelry!

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  20. The fixed circulars are my favorites. I would love to try them!
    FrauWocken on Ravelry

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  21. I'd love to try the circulars or the dpn's. I love wood needles.
    rav:weirdjudd

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  22. The DPNs look very interesting. I don't do much chunky knitting, but it would be interesting to try these out.

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  23. The circulars look great! I have such problems finding circs that I really like but these might do the trick.

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  24. The Basix DPNs look fun! I could knit leggings! :D

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  25. There is a pattern I really want to knit and the Basix Birch DPNs would be PERFECT!!!

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  26. I would love to try the circulars! :)

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  27. I'd love to try the circular needles as I am currently addicted to magic loop.

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  28. I' d love to try dpns, want to try something differnt :)

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  29. I think the circulars interest me most, they're so versatile.

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  30. Oh, some of the fixed circulars would be lovely! I knit everything on circular needles!

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  31. Hello, I would love to have a go with the birch fixed circulars! :)

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  32. I really want to try out the Basix Fixed Circulars. Big, chunky ones!!

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  33. I'd love to try out the DPNs :)

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  34. Hi, i would love to try the Basix Fixed Circulars they look awesome!

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  35. I d love to try the Basix DPNS. Flongstocking on Ravelry.

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  36. I would love to try the Basix Fixed Circulars. My ravelry ID is pat1203

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  37. The basic fixed circulars would be my choice. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  38. I would like to try circulars because I haven't tried them before and I'm planning to knit a hat with patagonian wool!

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  39. I would love to try the fixed circular needles. I am PetrinaR on ravelry.

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  40. Circulars and wood are always my first choice, the same as Knit Pro! I am sandrinasara on Ravelry.

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  41. My first choice would be the fixed circular ones. Ravelry ID LaMindi

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  42. I would love to try fixed circular ones. KatarinaLL on ravelry.

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  43. The circulars! They look so smooth

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  44. I'm really interested in circulates. Big circulars. Like 15, 20 or 25 mm. Have a special project in mind.....
    asteride on Ravelry

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  45. I would love to try the double pointed needles on some chunky yarn :D

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