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« on: May 06, 2007 04:26:24 PM »

I've had this idea percolating for a long time and finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago. 

I gathered a bunch of men's XL t-shirts from Value Village and dyed them green and blue.  I cut each into a continuous strip about 3/4 inch wide and as I rolled them into balls I gave each strip a tug so it would curl in on itself.


I borrowed from a basic diagonal knit dishcloth pattern to knit squares.  Then, after I had them done I laced them together, like a shoe. 



It's not as big as I would have liked to do but I was getting impatient.  I plan to add to it eventually, but for now it works. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 04:39:11 PM »

I actually just experimented with knitting with fabric! I knit slippers. You can see it on my blog if your interesting! It's so fun. However, I hated cutting up the fabric.. it took forever for a few yards! Oh well, i have left overs.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 05:07:03 PM »

i love and hate it!!!!

i love the idea, how it looks, how well you executed the idea, and i love the colors you went with.

i hate that you've just added ANOTHER item to my "MUST DO SOMEDAY" list!!! that list is never going to shrink if i keep spending time on craftster  Roll Eyes

you did a great job! it's also a great way to re-use and recycle old t-shirts. thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 06:55:08 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 08:05:19 PM »

I think you're freaking brilliant.  Freaking. Brilliant.

You can knit me a robe with those t-shirts next, and don't worry about changing up the colors 'cause I love them.  Wink

Now I have to check the t-shirt section on top of checking the sweater section next time I'm at the thrift store.  Too cool.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007 09:16:23 PM »

Looks great! I love the colors you chose!

I made a rug very similar to this a few years back; only I did mitered squares and picked up stitches for each new square instead of doing seams. But the obvious seams on yours add a bit of extra charm, I think.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007 09:57:19 PM »

I love that you dyed the t-shirts before tearing them into strips!  This is definitely on my to-do list.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007 10:16:07 PM »

That's a fabulous idea!  And it would also fab when you make it bigger.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007 10:18:44 PM »

that is awsome!  there is a coiled rug idea in the book generation tee but it is not nearly as cool as your knitted one!
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 05:32:27 AM »

That is just the coolest thing ever. Amazing! What size needles did you use?
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