A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 297,034
Currently Running With Scissors:
578 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Need advice on knitting and felting a guitar strap...  (Read 657 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
KrisCreates
Offline Offline

Posts: 699
Joined: 15-Mar-2007

Keep on rockin' in the craft world!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 16, 2007 07:52:05 AM »

 Grin  Yeah!  So I decided I want to try and make my friend and my Husband knit guitar straps!  Do you think its possible?  Would they be too stretchy?

I was planning on knitting them and felting them.  To make them less strecthy should I use a small guage?  Would that help?  I'm a pretty good knitter, but I'm totally new to the felting thing...

Also, The type of yarn, I know I need to use a natural fibre and that animal fibres are best, but what about Patons Soy Wool Stripes?  its mostly wool with some soy, has anyone tried felting it?  Does it felt well?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

knittinfiasco
A child of God
Offline Offline

Posts: 2330
Joined: 15-Jul-2006

YHWH is my Daddy!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007 09:03:36 AM »

Knit a swatch or two, then felt them as you're planning to.  The swatches will help answer some of your questions. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

celticgoddess
Offline Offline

Posts: 1343
Joined: 14-Sep-2007

Extinction is forever


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007 09:07:17 AM »

Here is a pattern for a guitar strap. I'm making one for hubby. His is going to be solid black, not stripes, and so far, the pattern is quick and easy!

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTbanshee.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I was on the moon at the time.....with Steve.


http://www.wists.com/celticgoddess

http://pinterest.com/lovezombie/
sgolard
Offline Offline

Posts: 227
Joined: 27-Jan-2004

Help me! Can't stop!!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007 10:29:13 AM »

I made one for my ex-boyfriend out of Lamb's Pride bulky.  I thought the one on Knitty was too girlie for him and he agreed.  Plus which, like you, I wanted to felt it rather than line it.  I used like .. size 10 or 10 1/2 needles and I knit a quick swatch and felted it to see what the ratio would be versus how long and wide I wanted it and then I just knit it up ... garter stitches on the side so it wouldn't curl and stockinette for the body.  I made it a few inches shorter than needed so it could stretch and then when it was all felted cut holes for the button on the guitar.  I cut one or two, maybe 3, so he could adjust it.  It lllllloved it!  I would have written down the pattern but it was dead simple.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"A girl's best friend is her mutter"_Dorothy Parker_
My Blog - http://www.yarn-babe.blogspot.com
My Etsy shop - http://knitmoi.etsy.com
KrisCreates
Offline Offline

Posts: 699
Joined: 15-Mar-2007

Keep on rockin' in the craft world!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 08:35:26 PM »

Thanks for the tips guys!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Set Up a Home-Based Photo Studio
Studio Light Set Up For a White Background
Studio Lighting Techniques
How to Choose the Right Studio Lights
How to Set Up a Portrait Photo Shoot
Latest Blog Articles
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.