I knitted my cat basket in t-shirt yarn. It turned out much better than I expected.
I have had this cone of t-shirt yarn on the shelf for more than 6 months. I never thought it would work. T-shirt yarn is quite floppy, not stiff like the semi-felted wool I was using before. That’s why I thought it would never work as a basket – the sides have to stand up unsupported. But I was wrong. The sides stand up beautifully.
Until Larry came along and curled up on top of it.
It was good to get Larry’s seal of approval. But I have to make an adjustment. The new yarn is thinner than the semi-felted wool, so the basket knits up smaller. Larry is using the entire basket as a pillow.
Time to make a bigger basket. Here goes with the next size up. I’ve got just enough t-shirt yarn left to make the medium size. This works out a lot better for Larry.
The t-shirt yarn is delightfully easy to work with, maybe because of the generous stretch it has. Fortunately I can use the same set of doublepins I already have. Most exciting of all, t-shirt yarn is easily available in every colour under the sun. Wow, how exciting is that?
I went online and ordered a load of fabulous colours.
Knitting – me and you are back on!
Till next time,