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minh
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Posted - 05/07/2012 :  8:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What is the most exotic or strangest yarn you have knitted with? What did you think of it?

I have knitted with yarn made of corn fiber and yarn made from milk. I made a hat with a merino/possum blend from New Zealand, it was sinfully soft and very warm. I have stainless steel yarn in my stash but haven't tried it yet.



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kbshee
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Posted - 05/07/2012 :  9:06:51 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hemp is the strangest yarn I've knitted with, strange mostly because I look at myself and say "how strange you choose to knit with this yarn which is really uncomfortable and not fun to work with."


kim in oregon
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Grand-moogi
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Australia
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Posted - 05/08/2012 :  07:05:37 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got bored while in a chinese restaurant and I picked up the chop sticks and tried to knit with the long strands of carrot. I could only do a couple of stitches tho so I suppose that does not count. My 'yarn' kept breaking. Oh and my dinner companions told me to behave myself.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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NutmegOwl
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Posted - 05/08/2012 :  09:35:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yarn made from sugar cane used in a lace shawl. It behaved much like bamboo in terms of texture and drape. However, the FO has almost doubled in size and is still growing ... :(

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Nutmeg Owl
Quaecumque sunt vera
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Grand-moogi
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Australia
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  04:37:26 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey that would be great to use when knitting a jumper for a growing boy. It would just keep growing with him!

I knit a hug into every stitch
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grandma tigger
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Posted - 05/10/2012 :  9:29:08 PM  Show Profile Send grandma tigger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One day when I was a boared teenager (long time ago) I used toothpicks as knitting needles and thread as yarn for a prop in a doll house. Then I took a broken hula hoop and used as a cable needle. And used long sheets of plastic 12 in wide and about 16 ft long I tied several together (used to divide house siding) This made a large lumpy door mat
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gael1940
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  11:52:30 AM  Show Profile  Send gael1940 a Yahoo! Message Send gael1940 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was once asked to spin hair from four generations in one family and to knit it into a cap for the christening of the newest addition to the family. I spun it with the addition of some lovely merino and knitted the cap in a lacy vine pattern.
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ikkivan
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Posted - 05/17/2012 :  12:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Although I can't see doing this myself, I remember seeing instructions in a magazine for knitting or crocheting various types of cooked pasta (spaghetti, linguini, etc.) into shapes to be hardened and painted for jewelry!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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NastiJ
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Posted - 05/17/2012 :  7:34:22 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't done it myself (yet), but I've been intrigued by the Knit G-string made from Red Candy Laces since it was first published in Knitty's Summer 2004 issue: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATT302calories.html


Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 05/17/2012 :  10:51:20 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
These replies are awesome. I can't compete.

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I got bored while in a chinese restaurant and I picked up the chop sticks and tried to knit with the long strands of carrot. I could only do a couple of stitches tho so I suppose that does not count. My 'yarn' kept breaking. Oh and my dinner companions told me to behave myself.


Grand Moogi, you crack me up. I am tempted to try this.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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