KNIT: 1 T-Shirt and Recycled Silk Case
June 27, 2009
This is such a versatile case. First, I started making this with the intent to have it be a pencil case. But when I finished it up, it fit my cell, some bills, some plastic and my pens. And, oh yea, it’s made out of an old t-shirt (the one used here was so stained..yikes!) and then one kit for this pattern which you can get here: Click Me
Here are the instructions to make the T-shirt yarn:
>How to make T shirt Yarn
So here is the pattern,
CO 8 sts with the recycled silk and your recycled T-Shirt
Work in garter for 13 inches.
So, a note, the knitting will be tight but that’s what it’s supposed to do so your pencils don’t fall out!
After you’ve knitted up the body, let’s work on the flap, we’ll do this row by row:
Row 1: K2tog, knit to end
Row 2: K2tog knit to end
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2tog, knit to end
Row 6: K2tog, knit to end
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K2tog, knit to end
Row 10: K2tog, knit to end
Now you have two stitches left. Go ahead and make 4.75 inches of i-cord.
Cool, almost done!
Now BO and leave about a 6-10″ tail of yarn. You’re going to now use this tail to draw the i-cord into a loop and sew/weave that remaining yarn into the base of where the flap stopped and the i-cord started. This will create a button loop for you!
So now, fold the pencil case so it looks like the finished product pictured here. Can you see where the button should be? Good, sew the button there with the hemp.
OK, so take the hemp and sew up the edges! Oh yea, now you’re all done, and your friends will be green with envy!
So you need to know how to make T-shirt yarn? Well it’s easy! For this example, I used a medium shirt, which due to my “incredible” laundry skills shrunk to a not so flattering belly shirt! And yea it was stained from hair dying experiments! So, that shirt was a perfect candidate…which one are you going to use?