Knitting with fabric strips

I think this is the first and the last time that I am trying knitting with fabric strips.

I started out by cutting a piece of old teddy bear prints cloth into long strips and then tying them together to form one single ball of fabric yarn. Initially the whole process was kinda exciting and the yarn looked really yummy to me.
Then while i started catsing them on and knitting them in garter stitch, I realised what a horror it turned out to be! (T_T)
The fabric were all fraying and the result wasn’t the least bit like what I have imagined it to be!
And in the end, i ripped it out from my needles and threw it all into the bin.
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4 thoughts on “Knitting with fabric strips

  1. if the fabric frays when you run your hand across the cut edge, it wil fray when you knit it. Look for fabrics that don't fray, such as knits and lightweight fleece. Another option is using ribbon.

  2. Hi! When I was younger (about 7 years old) and learning how to knit, my mother cut an old striped t-shirt (it was a nice soft jersey) into a long strip and helped me knit a cute purse which I hand-stitched felt flowers and hearts, and buttons. I think that it worked out so nicely because of the soft t-shirt, instead of a stiff-ish cotton. But it looks like a great attempt!

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