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Knitting With Grocery Bags

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Plastic grocery bags can be cut into strips to make plarn, a recycled product that can be used in place of yarn in many craft projects. This is a guide about knitting with grocery bags.


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February 8, 2007

I see many ideas on how to crochet bags from plastic shopping bags. But, as I do not crochet, could someone please come up with instructions to knit something similar?

Thank you!

Carol from South Africa

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February 9, 20070 found this helpful
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I haven't seen many patterns for knitting with plastic bags but I have knitted some things anyway just making it up as I go along. I made a bag to store my lab coat in by casting on about 30 - 40 stitches on large needles (actually I think they were chopsticks!) then knitting with garter stitch until it reached about one metre. I then decreased 2stitches per row until only one stitch remained and finished. Making it up involved folding the rectangular section in half and stitching in place. The triangular section from decreasing acted as a flap that was held down by a button. You could add a handle by braiding bags and stitching in place. Not sure if that helps at all. Most patterns seem to work on the same rectangular principle and so garter stitch should be all that you need :0)

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