I wanted a couple of rugs for beside the bed, so I decided to knit 2 rugs using old tee-shirts that I made into yarn. I asked friends for their old tee-shirts or other similar knit material and a few gave me some of their unwanted tee-shirts. What took the most time of all was cutting the tee-shirts up into the strips and knotting them together and winding into ball. I also pull on the strips after knotting them together so that the material curls in and creates the "yarn".
|I knit this one with the linen stitch. It has a woven look to it. This one I gave to my husband.|
|Close-up of the linen stitch.|
|For this one I knotted the tee-shirt strips creating a variegated yarn. These were the only colors I had at first to use. Since then I have been give more tee-shirts. This was knit in the garter stitch.|
|Close-up of the garter stitch.|
|The back or wrong side of the linen stitch is nice looking too. Here you can see the front and the back.|
|This is a close-up of the back or wrong side of the linen stitch. It has a bumpier texture.|
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