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GirlChris
05-12-2009, 10:30 PM
A plarn bag made from recycled plastic bags was my Earthday project. I just made up a pattern. It was to imperfect to give away but will make a nice beach bag for me.

stisdale
05-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Whoa this is way cool! How did you make the "plarn"?? I would be very interested in doing some projects with plarn! Save the earth! :hug:

AH1OZ
05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
very nice

AH1OZ
05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
How did you make the "plarn"??


http://hakucho.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-to-turn-plastic-bags-into-yarn.html

GirlChris
05-12-2009, 10:57 PM
pretty much like the link Amy gave, although I folded my bags and didn't roll them but same difference. Google Plarn and you'll find ideas and patterns too.

ritaw
05-13-2009, 01:49 AM
Nice work:)

ArtLady1981
05-13-2009, 03:22 AM
Your bag is sooo neat! And, it looks beautiful, too!

patsuweb
05-13-2009, 09:12 AM
A plarn bag made from recycled plastic bags was my Earthday project. I just made up a pattern. It was to imperfect to give away but will make a nice beach bag for me.
I think that your bag turned out great...just wonder how hard the plastic is to knit with? I want to try this, as I have a huge collection of plastic bags.

margz3
05-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Cool! I always thought this was an interesting concept - I have a ton of plastic bags too...should give it a try! Thanks for the link Amy :)

stisdale
05-13-2009, 10:14 AM
This is REALLY neat! I will have to give this a go once I finish Finals and some projects I've been working on. What to make, what to make....

GirlChris
05-13-2009, 10:48 AM
I think that your bag turned out great...just wonder how hard the plastic is to knit with? I want to try this, as I have a huge collection of plastic bags.
You're right about the plastic though, it was sort of a pain to knit. Not so bad that I wouldn't do it again but it wasn't yarn, that's for sure. LOL I used sz 10 needles and I think that helped a bit. It got easier as I went along. I did work on it and the doll at the same time because I wanted to take breaks from the plastic.

Arielluria
05-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice. One of these days I'm going to try that myself. How wide did you cut the strips? What size needle?

Suziblues
05-13-2009, 12:25 PM
Now that is cool!
Nice job!

Raven Fyre
05-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Thats neat, hopefully one day I'll have the skill to knit a larger bag. Did you think to knit a "shopping bag" out of recycled bags? The ultiment in "green bags" lol just a thought though I might have to try it.

knittingymnast
05-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Who-oa! So awesome!