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Topic: choosing the right size hook for tarn (t-shirt yarn) - Is there a tarn guide?  (Read 811 times)
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« on: August 19, 2012 06:22:28 PM »

There are tons of tutorials for cutting t-shirt yarn.  

Which hook to use for 1/2" wide strips of tarn.

What is the standard width of tarn?  

Does one t-shirt make one ball of tarn?

Shirts come in different thickness and will affect the outcome.

I plan to stitch a gauge swatch, but need a starting place.  

I saw a place on the web with this info, but lost my bookmark.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012 12:49:30 AM »

Shirts come in different thickness and will affect the outcome.

For this reason, I doubt you'll find standard answers.  I haven't done T-shirt yarn myself, but based on my reading, I think a J hook might work.  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012 07:43:50 AM »

It depends on how you cut the yarn. Some of the yarn will stretch to ropy type tarn and some with stay 1/2. I have used anywhere from J-S with my T-shirt yarns. The S I used to make a rug, the J to make placemats. If you want really small and tight stitches, just start trying to chain it(or make a test square) and work your way to bigger yarns until you find a hook that will hold the yarn without you wrestling with the piece too much. Unless you're making a rug, then you'll probably be wrestling anyways, lol =) Whatcha making?

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