Hallo here is a jumper I knitted with rags. I tore old material into strips then tied the strips together and then knitted it on giant needles to make the 'body' part. Next I knitted the arms on a giant home made dolly bobbin. Not sure what a dolly bobbin is in the states............some people call it russian or french knitting.
Basically its knitting a tube with a sort of cotton bobbin with pegs on the top and then rolling the knitted tubes into spiral shapes to make coasters etc.The tubes are usually about 1cm wide but I have a whole range of homemade 'bobbins' that i made myself that go up to around 20 cm wide. They are great you can knit very quickly with them and the effect is sort of net like.
Anyway if anybody has any questions I'll try and get a foto of the bobbins tomorrow when my new camera arrives. Its easier to see than it is to describe.