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BIG knitting

Post by jaydee67 » 07 Sep 2009, 12:21

I've started a knitted rug - using torn sheets made into a ball and 20mm needles!

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by Greggorio » 07 Sep 2009, 18:28

torn sheets?

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by jaydee67 » 07 Sep 2009, 19:28

Granny's old flannelette sheets torn lengthways into strips and joined together to make a ball of yarn.

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Re: BIG knitting

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by debcat » 07 Sep 2009, 23:40

how did you start it off?
do you keep adding stitches as it spirals out?
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Re: BIG knitting

Post by NannyP » 08 Sep 2009, 10:03

It's looking good, how big will it be?

Is it difficult holding the needles and working the sheets?

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by jaydee67 » 08 Sep 2009, 16:06

The stitches increase from 2 at cast on to 8. Every other row starts with a slip stitch and makes the strip curve to that side so it can be sewn up in a spiral. You decrease gradually at the end to make it end up a circle. No idea how big it will end up yet, just started the second sheet. It's not heavy to work and I have the 'ball' in a bag so it doesn't roll around the floor.

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by NannyP » 08 Sep 2009, 18:03

I love it, as I do most of the stuff you make. I have no idea where you find the time!!
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Re: BIG knitting

Post by efwellywoman » 08 Sep 2009, 22:12

Brilliant
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Welsummers, Vorwerks, Orpingtons in (taking a deep breath....)black-buff-buff columbian-crele -partridge & red, two totally indolent equines, two occasionally useful(ish) German Shepherds, one non feral feral cat (who is NOT going to live indoors however pitifully he might sit with his nose pressed against the window - OK I've lost, he's got his own cushion now....) and a partridge in a pear tree.....nope, that's just the Vorwerks tree climbing again...oh, and not forgetting the O(ld man of the)H(ils) and the Offsprung.

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by milkmaid » 10 Sep 2009, 07:45

that's really good
fantastic idea 8)
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Re: BIG knitting

Post by Spana » 20 Sep 2009, 10:04

It look really nice, I like it :grin: Does it grow quickly? What stitch are you doing :lol: I think you should do one in Fair Isle[sp]

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by jaydee67 » 20 Sep 2009, 13:03

I'm just using garter stitch. It does grow quite quickly, it's on hold for a bit until I tear up another sheet.

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Re: BIG knitting

Post by Matildanz » 01 Oct 2009, 09:24

Now that's a nifty idea! All our old sheets get used for cleaning the cars!

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