Cico Books-Big Needle Knits. Explore the world of chunky knits with these fabulous, contemporary designs from knitting expert Melanie Porter. There are thirty-five projects to knit using needles from sizes US15 to US50, as well as some that use extra-large needles (35mm). The great thing about using big needles is that you can work up items quickly with great effects. Author: Melanie Porter Softcover: 128 pages. ISBN: 978-1-782497-253-5. Imported.