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Old 03-17-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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Strip knitting
When I was at walmart the other day I saw kits using material cut in strips for knitting a hat or purse. Has anyone seen a pattern online for doing this? I can't afford the kits, but I have tons of material.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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WOW! What a great idea!

I imagine the fabric strips would look sort of like ribbon yarn, with varying widths (and of course funky colors!) My only question is how to cut one continuous strip of "yarn", versus many smaller strips? :thinking:

Has anyone else tried this and/or have pictures of the results?
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:42 AM   #3
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I didn't take time to read the article, but skimming over it, I think this describes how to do it, sans a storebought kit. http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Thi...ith_fabric.htm

I've crocheted with fabric cut into strips before. I'm guessing that knitting wouldn't be that different. Stick with lightweight fabrics for smoother stitches.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thank you very much. That was exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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You're welcome! :D
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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One tip: You get more "strip" out of a yard of fabric by cutting it on the bias, but you can cut it along the grain in either direction as well. I have directions here somewhere on cutting a continuous bias strip that I got for free from JoAnn's. You can probably find directions online.

One more tip: You can sew, glue, or tie the strips together, depending on the look you want. If you cut strips the short way, you could tie them and have your piece be a rustic look.

And Again: I have directions for a project that says that 1/2" strips of lightweight cotton done on a #10 needle approximate the gauge of worsted weight yarn. Have fun!
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
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Thanks! I am hoping it will be fun and easy.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:58 PM   #8
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Wait, I remember seeing someplace how to join strips of fabric.
Picture the end of the strip that's almost used up, and the new strip you want to attach. You cut a small slit in the old strip (like a buttonhole, keeping the very end intact). Thread the new strip through that hole. Cut another slit in the end of the newly-threaded strip, then pass opposite end of new strip through that slit, pull tight.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:57 PM   #9
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STRIP KNITTING....
Sounds like an adult party game! :devil:
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by KellyK
STRIP KNITTING....
Sounds like an adult party game! :devil:
Finally, someone picked up on this... I didn't want to say it right away, but I was most intrigued when I saw the title.

What took you so long Kelly?
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