I subscribe to "Mary Jane's Farm" magazine and just love it. If you are a farm girl (or a wannabe) check out Mary Jane's website here .
Mary Jane sends a "Project of the Week" email. I copied and pasted this one for you. (You know how I love re-inventing T-shirts.) 'Love the idea of cutting them into strips and knitting with them. I bet a large crochet hook would work, too. My favorite crochet pattern is Granny Squares. How fun would it be to custom dye the T-shirts and then crochet or knit or macrame' them? What do you think?
Knit t-shirts into rugs, Pattern by Gail Neumann of Genesee, IdahoApproximately 26″ x 19″
- Size 15 (10.0mm) 29″ circular knitting needles
- 7 large t-shirts OR
- 90 1″ strips cut from 56″-58″ wide 100 percent cotton knit fabric
- If using t-shirts, cut shirts into 1″ bands widthwise through both layers with a rotary cutter. (Use hem, arms, and collar for stuffing your next pillow.) Cut circular bands apart at one end, making long, flat strips.
- Connect the 1″ strips together to create “yarn” by cutting a ½″ lengthwise opening in the end of each strip (like a buttonhole) and pulling the next strip through that opening-like putting two rubber bands together.
- Cast on 50 stitches. Knit as many rows as you like-the more you knit, the longer your rug. Cast off.