You can use strips of fabric in place of yarn for any pattern. Pick a pattern you like, then check the required gauge, particularly needle size. Using a needle gauge (sizer), cut a strip and fold it in half. Slip it through the hole on the sizer that's the same as the required needle size. If the strip slides through easily, but fills the hole pretty well, it's a good size to use with that needle. Cut a few strips that size, then knit a small swatch to check how the fabric will look.