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Topic: Knitted Bathmat - A Bedsheet Re-Purposed!  (Read 6674 times)
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sdhrt
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2008 11:23:00 AM »

I'm sure this has been said already, but totally cool idea.  Thanks for sharing!
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grammardog
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2008 08:42:28 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the nice comments.

Shelleyj3, I used one entire double sheet, fitted, but of course I cut out the elasticized bits.
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bancher
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2008 11:00:24 AM »

hey there, very cool!  what sized needles did you use?
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grammardog
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2008 01:07:01 PM »

Thanks!  I used HUGE needles... they say 35 on the end, but I don't know what kind of measurement that is.  Here is a picture of them, though, with cat for scale:

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misfitknits
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2008 03:29:27 PM »

i've been wanting to make a bath mat FOREVER because ours would get all dirty and i couldn't wash it because it had that non-skid stuff attatched to the bottom (a cheap wal-mart bath mat!!) so i was looking for one that i could just throw in the washer and drier- THIS IS "THE ONE"!!! and i love the idea of hoarding all the sheets at the thrift store!!! ECONOMICAL AND RECYCLING!!!
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nimblefingers
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2008 04:25:37 PM »

oooh.  now i need to make one! 
i've seen them out of t-shirts, and like another poster said, they just kinda look too homemade.  but yours looks spectacular.  i've also seen rugs made out of muslin, which looked nice, but i like the idea of recycling bedsheets.
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catparty
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2008 07:45:55 PM »

i'm going to try this.
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artteacher
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2008 02:23:48 PM »

Nice... but, the cat is the star in the photos... I love his 'what?  I'm not scratching anything!   Really...'
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*Life and adventues of an American living overseas who finds time to knit every now and then.
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Jane2
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2008 09:36:27 PM »

Oddly enough - I woke up this morning thinking of this bathmat. (Shudder - I'm a crafting wannabe in my sleep.)

My question is: how much does this shed? As in threads, and other bits.
Apparently my morning thoughts were about how much mess this would make.

Or does the shredding only happen when you are ripping it into a strip?
So it would be best if I got at it really, really fast - outside - while we have a bit of warmth left in the sunshine.

Happy knitting,
Janey (Jane2 here)
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grammardog
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2008 05:36:39 AM »

Hi, Janey...

There were a lot of loose threads during the ripping process.  I didn't bother cleaning up as I went... only yanked the ones that were getting in my way, but otherwise just knit it up with the threads hanging.  Then after I was all finished knitting it, I trimmed all visible loose threads.  I haven't washed it yet... I expect that will cause some more fraying, but no idea how much yet!
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