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« on: July 16, 2007 12:29:13 PM »

Waitrose's finest plastic carrier bags, made into strips and then wool, then knitted (ouch @ my fingers!)

But I'm quite pleased with the results, and it was much admired at my niece's christening  Grin


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The inside (the lining is the bottom of a dress i decided i liked better as a top

a very fuzzy picture to show the size!

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007 12:42:27 PM »

very cool. i've been thinking about knitting with plastic bags (i've crocheted them and it really hurts my hands), but have been lazy to jump to it.

i have a question, what do you mean by "made into strips and then wool, then knitted". how do you make them into wool?
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007 12:47:16 PM »

twisting. Smiley

You should enter it into the Craftster recycled bag challenge #20!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007 01:45:58 PM »

Yeah, just lopping the circles of plastic together to make "wool"

You should enter it into the Craftster recycled bag challenge #20!

I'd love to, but sadly I can't claim it's all my own pattern, it borrows heavily from a Knitblog bag
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007 06:47:18 PM »

My friend who is a happy hooker says this is really popular on the crochet board.  You must be very patient to cut out all those strips.  Rock on.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007 07:01:19 PM »

I'd love to, but sadly I can't claim it's all my own pattern, it borrows heavily from a Knitblog bag

Oh. Sad Silly rules!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007 06:07:07 AM »

My friend who is a happy hooker says this is really popular on the crochet board.  You must be very patient to cut out all those strips.  Rock on.

Heh, not really, I did it whilst watching the tv, so aside from annoying my flatmates with the rustling, it seemed to take no time at all  Smiley

Oh. Sad Silly rules!

I know Sad  But give me a few more months and I'll possibly be more confident with the different stitches to actually create something, rather than just "slightly modify" it  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 07:18:41 PM »

What a beautiful color! I can't get plastic bags that color around here. I love to see other people's plastic bag creations. I have a few free knitted pattern links at my website if you are interested. Here is the link to my pattern page. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/my-pattern-links/ Most of my patterns are for crocheted recycled items but I do have a couple of knitted pattern links using plastic bags as yarn.
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