Knit Market Tote Pattern with Bonus T-shirt Yarn Tutorial
If you're like our family... we're "just in it for the t-shirt!" Whether it's a charity event, concert or sports team, the t-shirts accumulate fast!
This Market Tote pattern is a great way to put those shirts to good use, created out of Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn which is usually bulky weight. It is knit in the round on a US #17 needle.
The pattern includes a bonus tutorial to upcycle t-shirts into knitting yarn! As an alternative, bulky weight yarn will work well. Approx. 300 yards will be needed to complete the tote project.
Each XL mens t-shirt will create approximately 40 yards of a continuous strand of colorful, machine washable, cotton, heavy worsted to bulky weight yarn. Smaller size shirts will create less yardage. The tote pictured above used yarn created from 7 xl men's shirts.
If you're a visual learner, I've created a short series of videos for Skillshare.com that demonstrate how to cut up t-shirts and turn them into a continuous strand of yarn. Use the link below to join Skillshare and access my video tutorials to create yarn.
Click here to access the video tutorial on Skillshare.com