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How to knit with a salvaged lace curtain, or my idea of having fun with knitting and fabric…

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This is a fun project, with infinite possibilities ! Today I’ll show you how I knit this scarf using a fabric curtain. Amazing result, yet made from discarded supplies!
  
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You probably all know this type of curtain.. I inherited a large amount of such fabric a while ago, and had the idea to try knitting with it.  I had already knit with fabric but wanted to see what this kind of fabric would look like. 
  
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To knit with fabric, you first need to cut it into regular strips (as pictured). The width of the strips depends on thickness of fabric: thinner fabric means potentially wider strips. I would suggest making strips about 1-2 cm wide (½ to ¾ in).
  
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For this particular fabric, I made strips as wide as the lace motif were. I cut in between the solid lines, so as to get ladder-shaped strips.
 
Next, I simply try knitting those strips with large knitting needles: I used 15mm (US19) needles.
 
I chose how wide I wanted my scarf to be… Why a scarf? Simply because I didn’t want to deal with complicated math: it would be as long as I could knit on before running out of fabric strips! 
  
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I worked in plain garter stitch. Knit with large needles, it produces the softest fabric, super squishy and comfy. I really like the final result!
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