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« on: August 24, 2005 11:18:38 AM »

So I thought of all the useful things I could knit out of casette tapes but decided I'd far rather have a totally impractical item of clothing. Inspired by the many shrugs and minisweaters I've seen on Craftster (and because I didn't have time to knit anything bigger!) I knitted this....

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I used various tapes that I'd recorded on so much they weren't listenable any more, and 4mm needles.

And I used two of the spools from inside the tape as a button (one of the little ones pushed into the hole in the middle of the big one) This is the best picture I could get to show you what I mean.



The tape was a bugger to work with, it just wouldn't stop breaking and it sort of stuck to itself so the stitches wouldn't pull through. And i only did a swatch with one of the tapes I used, and it turned out the other tapes all had different gauges. But the fabric itself is beautiful! It's so light and sparkly  Cheesy (But it does itch like hell to wear)  It's garter stitch through out as that gave the best texture.



The pictures don't really do it justice.

And one more pic of my garden wearing it. I really like the colours, very 70s and autumnal all in one!



I had such fun making this, it was a great challenge!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 11:52:33 AM »

Love it! Great stitches too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 12:11:50 PM »

i really like how you used different colours of tape - it's really pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005 12:25:20 PM »

oh if only it was wearable! it looks so cute!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 01:02:25 PM »

That is really cool! great job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005 07:50:03 AM »

Aw, thanks for the lovely comments everyone Smiley

i really like how you used different colours of tape

It was completely accidental, I didn't realise that tapes were all different colours until I'd started knitting!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005 01:13:19 AM »

pretty.
good job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2005 07:23:09 PM »

In the pictures, it looks all sparkly like something you'd wear over a little black dress. Cute!
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2005 08:44:33 PM »

different!
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2005 11:25:18 PM »

Well  I learned something new today.  I also didn't know cassete tape came in different colors.  Weird.  It does look interesting.
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