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« 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?

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« 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

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« 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!


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« 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.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 08:35:26 PM »

Thanks for the tips guys!

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