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Ann Torrence
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Last winter I knitted a few throw rugs from "yarn" I cut from old t-shirts. It took 10-12 adult tees to make one decent sized doormat. Size 13 or 15 needles.
The yarn would be good for weaving too, I think. The rugs take forever and a day to dry, they are pretty heavy.

Here's a video on how to cut tees into continuous strands. The useful bit starts around 1:15.
 
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Hula hoop rug weaving using old t-shirts. Looks fun if you have a hula hoop.
 
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I just cut up about a dozen t shirts and made them into yarn. My husband made me some awesome knitting needles from large dowels and I have been having a ball! I was thinking it would be fun to knit a patchwork type of hammock with the yarn, using the netting patterns used for the grocery bags, k2tog, yo...what do you think? Will the yarn hold up?
 
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I don't think I'd invest a lot of time in that without testing it first! But maybe double stranded with something strong but not so soft would work. The rugs are tightly knit, so I don't worry about the old shirts falling apart. A looser knit and a couple hundred pounds would make me nervous. Do post some pictures of what you end up doing!
 
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