In a previous post Back To Basics: Yarn I mentioned that you can knit with pretty much anything.
In this post I am going to show you how to create yarn from old t-shirts.
You will need:
An old t-shirt without side seams
Lay out your t-shirt.
Cut off the bottom seam & cut across body underneath the arms.
Fold what is left of the t-shirt in half leaving approx 1″ space at the top.
(Fold the t-shirt so that the two open edges are to the left & right.)
Cut into approx 1″ strips but do not cut the 1″ space at the top.
Open up the t-shirt & cut the strips diagonally across the 1″ space to create one long yarn.
Pull the strips between your hands to force the edges to curl to create a tubular yarn.
Now the t-shirt is ready to knit or crochet.
If, like me, you would rather have a ball of yarn rather than a mass of yarn watch this space as I plan on posting soon about how to hand wind a centre-pull ball of yarn.