So I thought of all the useful things I could knit out of casette tapes but decided I'd far rather have a totally impractical item of clothing. Inspired by the many shrugs and minisweaters I've seen on Craftster (and because I didn't have time to knit anything bigger!) I knitted this....
I used various tapes that I'd recorded on so much they weren't listenable any more, and 4mm needles.
And I used two of the spools from inside the tape as a button (one of the little ones pushed into the hole in the middle of the big one) This is the best picture I could get to show you what I mean.
The tape was a bugger to work with, it just wouldn't stop breaking and it sort of stuck to itself so the stitches wouldn't pull through. And i only did a swatch with one of the tapes I used, and it turned out the other tapes all had different gauges. But the fabric itself is beautiful! It's so light and sparkly
(But it does itch like hell to wear) It's garter stitch through out as that gave the best texture.
The pictures don't really do it justice.
And one more pic of my garden wearing it. I really like the colours, very 70s and autumnal all in one!
I had such fun making this, it was a great challenge!