I’m taking a contemporary knitting class. And one of the things we’ve talked about knitting with is paper. So today I had a go at making some yarn out of paper. That took less time than I thought so I also tried adding it into my knitting project.
I’m knitting a wall hanging with anything I can get my hands on that might be vaguely knittable and is green. So far I’ve used ric rac, ribbon, raffia and tapestry wool. I also intend to try sequins, gift ribbon, plastic bags, and cross stitch thread. We’ve also talked about how to add beads to your knitting so I might try that too.
Anyway, paper intrigued me. The tutor originally mentioned tissue paper but I don’t have any that’s green and it struck me as easily ripped. And I do have a load of green a4 paper which seemed slightly more robust. So out came the pinking shears and the pritt stick. I cut a load of stips and glued them end to end. It definitely looked pretty good.
It does rip easily, I ripped it a couple of times when I was first trying it out. And I really hate how messy it looks when knitted. I think I cut the strips much too thick… they weren’t easy to knit with and I’m wondering if thinner might be easier/better. I will probably rip it back.
But I am very pleased I gave this a go.