I was wondering if anyone has been knitting with Tshirt yarn?
I would love to find some patterns that are appropriate as well as get any tips people have regardig making the yarn.
I know how to make it the yarn when a Tshirt doesn't have a seam... and I've sort of found a way to do it with a seam but not completely happy on how it turns out....
Also... it's been a bit of a best guess when I'm doing a pattern as to whether I'll have enough yarn.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-t-shirt-yarn.html This site deals with how tos for t-shirt yarn. I hope this helps.
Happy knitting, Zoe
I found the tutorial very useful for making t-shirt yarn, but I would also like to know where to find more patterns. I've checked Ravelry for patterns with super bulky yarn, and some seem perfect. I just don't know how to estimate the yardage from each t-shirt I convert. I've been guessing about 75 yards.
So..any more patterns? And what has every one been making and how much yarn does a project take?
Kathy this is the problem I have with judging how much I need and what needles I need to use.
I've been doing it by trial and error.
Lately I've been making a few ideas. Tea cosys, Ereader and Itouch holders.
I tried making a child's dress but I found that it felt very heavy and didn't think it would work.
Here's a link to some of the things I've been making.
Also... I've been using tshirt sheets (I find them at thrift stores for about $5) you get more material and you can do a bigger project all in one colour.
I'd be happy to share ideas with you if you want to forward me your email.
The Spring Knit Simple has a patter for a bag with T-shirt yarn by Be Sweet. I would like to try it, but I want to use regular spun yarn. Does anyone think a bulky or super bulky would work?
Thanks for your reply and link to your facebook page. As I don't want to post my email address, here, why not friend me on facebook?
For myself, I've make a cross between scarf and shawl. I mean to use it in the summer to jazz up little dresses and T-shirts when I go out. I'm thinking of it more as a sweater, I guess, without sleeves.
I'll take a pic and post it on facebook.
I think superbulky would be the closest. I'd suggest checking the gauge. I found my T-shirt "yarn" averaged about 10 stitches for 4" on size 11 or 13 needles.
Hope this helps
Hello Lawyergirl 78:
I'm glad teenagers are interested in knitting
I don't think you should put your age on the internet.
Talk to your parents about this