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« on: April 30, 2017 04:20:31 AM »

The recipe for a perfect circle was not working with this  t-shirt yarn.


I want a bathmat so rectangle is probably a better shape anyhow, but...


The different weights are making things wonky :/.
Anybody got any ideas? Have you worked with this stuff or something similar?
I'll try a larger hook but this stuff hurts my hands so if that doesn't work I guess I'll have to build a peg loom.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017 07:01:14 AM »

Hey lady - so the material is what it is. The thick/thin is part of the charm.  But it can be frustrating when the formula doesn't work. I tend to do a duo attack method.

On my upswing, I generally give it an extra 'tug'. Hard to describe, as there's no exact length, it's just a smidge more than the normal sweep, so it gives it some ease.

As it curling up (vs rippling), it's too tight, so also tend to add in 2 stitches in a space wherever the piece needs. There is no pattern to it. And it will ebb and flow with the thick and thin. It's definitely more organic in nature, but that's why it's great to make it yourself! Keep in mind, though, that the tee material fibers will loosen, so don't be too generous, or you'll have a sieve instead of a rug!

Good luck! Can't wait to see the final piece!

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017 07:42:18 AM »

Dang it all, I am not looking forward to frogging all that again. I can't fit in the 6 double stitches at the corners when the yarn gets thick. &, lol, I started out making an oval but ha ha you can see how well I read those instructions Cheesy.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017 07:34:22 PM »

Ok, I'm trying an oval. I really have trouble reading and following a pattern. I know I could just get some stitch markers to keep me from getting lost but ugh, it's not rocket science, I should be able to follow along! Whatever. I can't read the patterns but it looks like I can read a simple oval chart so here goes...
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017 05:55:20 PM »

What are you talking about? I see a perfectly good bowl and mug rug.  Cheesy

Have you considered a larger hook?
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017 06:16:25 PM »

I'm using a giant hook!


The oval attempt failed & since I'm set on a bathmat I'm going to rig a loom. One of these days. Erm...
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018 10:47:53 AM »

I tried, and failed, again. I got it a bit bigger this time but the different sizes of the tshirt yarn made it too difficult to gauge how many stitches to increase to keep things even. I am going to weave it instead, it's simply too frustrating to keep trying this. What a sad mess, boo.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018 11:14:38 AM »

Weaving sounds a lot better than getting frustrated!
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