3.03.2009

Tie Dye Washcloth

I recently bought a tie dyed t-shirt at the goodwill for $.99. I took it home and cut it into strips that were roughly 1 inch wide.I used size 19 knitting needles and simple garter stitch to make this rainbow washcloth. I had originally used size 15 needles and it was just to tight/dense. It still seemed a little stiff, so I threw it in with the laundry and boy did it shrink (it must have been a new shirt). I was able to stretch it back into shape. The garter stitch has given it a lot of texture, it will make a good dishcloth or swiffer cover.
I have read that using well worn t shirts makes super soft washcloths, new ones not so much. I think maybe I cut the strips to wide, I'll try 1/2 inch wide next time. I already have a nice worn shirt ready to be sacrificed.

2 comments:

Pam said...

Great idea! And so cool looking. I have a friend at my "day" job who knits hats every winter. I'll have to show this to her when she gets bored with her yarn...

crafterella said...

I have used a few other t-shirts to make "yarn" washcloths and it is a good recycling project and a way to make fancy cleaning rags.