How to Recycle a T-Shirt into Yarn

How to Recycle a T-shirt Into Yarn

My son cleans out his dresser on a regular basis. He’s one of those neat-freaks (a trait he obviously did not inherit from me) and keeps his room super-organized! He had a pile of perfectly good t-shirts. I usually cut the shirts into pieces to use as rags for painting or staining but decided to go another route this time.

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I figured I would make “yarn” from the shirts and today, I’ll show you how to recycle a t-shirt into yarn!

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I started by cutting the hem off of the shirts.

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Then, I started cutting a narrow strip and continuing in a circle up the shirt to the sleeves.

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If you give knitted fabric a tug, it will naturally curl up on itself.

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I rolled it into a ball and cast 15 stitches on size 17 needles.

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I used a stockinette stitch to create a square which can now be used as a hot pad, a dish cloth, or a bath scrubbie! Just think of the possibilities… The wheels are turning already!! Any question on how to recycle a t-shirt into yarn? Leave a comment below!

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