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« on: March 21, 2010 07:54:20 AM »

I used to make these with my grandmother when I was young. It's really easy you basically cover two metal hangers with two different colors yarn. -Using simple knots. I can't remember the name of the knot (it's been a while since Girl Scouts!) but I plan on making many more so I might upload a simple pictorial if anyone's interested  Smiley

anyhow I made these dozen for a bridal shower gift!

*they are great for items that you want to hang but don't stay on a normal hanger

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 08:02:37 AM »

Cute!  What a great destash project!

And what *are* those knots called?  I've done many-a-friendship bracelets with that knot...

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010 08:08:40 AM »

These are so cute!  I would love a few notes on how they're done. I picked up a batch of these at a yard sale once, and was told they were made in the 70's.  They look as good as new still.  I would love to make some more for my dds.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010 08:20:27 AM »

Aww!! My mom had one of these left over from high school, and when she let me have it as a child, I was so impressed. She did grow up in the 70's! I wish I still had that.. I think it's gotten thrown away over the years.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010 08:27:11 AM »

I actually still have one floating around in my closet! Maybe he needs a friend after all these years...
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010 09:35:30 AM »

Isn't it just a basic square knot?  My boy scout big sister days are long gone now, though, so I could be wrong.

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010 10:01:50 AM »

omg I love these. I bet they are easy to make

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010 10:09:13 AM »

Seriously the best idea ever! If you make a tute I'm totally making these for my closet.


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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010 11:24:23 AM »

OMG!  These are awesome!  I remember my mom having a bunch of these in her closet when we were little.

Hrmmmm...I might have to stop returning those metal hangers to the cleaners now so I can make some.  =)

« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010 12:27:45 PM »

I remember doing these when I was younger only it wasn't with yarn, it was with these huge balls of nylon selvage you could get at Woolworths. And the wrap I used to use was a square knot (like the basic one you use with gimp), but these knots almost look like when you cast on off your thumb (in knitting).

Here's one I found at the back of the closet

I wonder if you can get that nylon stuff anymore.
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