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Davenport04
08-30-2007, 10:12 AM
I'm looking for information about knitting with denim strips. Has anyone done this? Are there some articles or references in books about cutting up old jeans and knitting them up? I would love to hear from you!

Jan in CA
08-30-2007, 12:06 PM
Here's a bag made with denim strips. The instructions it has might help.
http://www.magknits.com/Nov05/denim.htm

Carla1019
08-30-2007, 12:17 PM
I been making this demin purse (http://www.magknits.com/Nov05/denim.htm).. I love the look and the idea of knitting with denim.. BUT knitting with denim is hard to work with. I can only work with it for a short time before my finger start hurting.

When I went to cut the jeans I used a roller scissor that quilter used. It make it so much easer.

I have some Fabric that I bought as yarn. The way they cut that is neat. I took a picture so you can see.. I hope it will make since to you.

DQ
08-30-2007, 04:46 PM
Here's a bag made with denim strips. The instructions it has might help.
http://www.magknits.com/Nov05/denim.htm


That is FABBY! *bookmarks*

Davenport04
08-31-2007, 02:38 PM
Thank you for your responses. In summary:
* cut strips 1/2 inch wide
* knot strips together or cut from a rectangle as shown in the photo so that a long strip unfolds (something like a zig-zag)
* use US size 11 needles
* be alert for "hurting hands"
What great help! Thank you both.