Friday, August 11, 2006

Rag Knitting Experiment

I have been inspired by the Mason-Dixon Knitting Book method of Calamari Knitting with old tee-shirts. For a while now I have had two worn queen sized flannel sheets sitting in my closet waiting for me to do something to them. An idea came to me. How about cutting the sheet into half inch strips and knit? This is the result of my experiment with knitting with rags. The little bit I have done is still on the needles.You can see my bargain sized 17" circular needles from Joann's that I bought for $1.99. They are not the best, but I'd say good enough to knit rags with! This very well might make a nice rag rug. I cast on 44 stitches and I have just been knitting back and forth with garter stitch.

Here's a picture of the sheet that I'm cutting up. Starting along the edge of the fitted sheet with the elastic (cut that off and discarded) I started cutting all along the edge going around and around. So far the strip has been all in one piece with no joining required. I do have a spool of thread handy for joining when I encounter the holes in the sheet.
I'll post later on with my progress.
I love recycling :)


  1. very interested in how this works for you


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