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This set of four balls of Pink t-shirt yarn (also known as tarn or t-yarn or craft cord) was created using 100% cotton previously worn and washed t-shirts. Each ball contains a continuous, seamless and design free cord that is 5-6 WPI.

These yarn balls were made for my personal stash, so I did not measure them prior to winding. From experience (and a spreadsheet I kept for the first year of making tshirtyarn) I determined that one pound of my t-shirt yarn is equal to 250 yards on average and never less than 200 yards. So this set, which weighs just over one half pound, should give you 100-125 yards.

More about t-shirt yarn...

How I make it:
I purchase T-shirts from a local thrift store. I wash them in my own earth friendly detergent recipe and then let it air them. I cut the seam free and design free areas into a continuous strip with a rotary cutter. I hand stretch the strip into cord.

The strip width I use when cutting is 5/8". I found this to be the ideal width for producing a 5-6 WPI yarn. For those not familiar with the wraps per inch (WPI) measurement. Generally, yarn that is:
5 WPI - 6 WPI = Super Bulky
7 WPI = Bulky
8 WPI = Medium / Aran
9 WPI = Medium / Worsted
10 WPI - 11 WPI = Light / DK
12 WPI - 13 WPI = Fine / Sport

Not sure what to make with it? T-shirt yarn is perfect for many braiding, crocheting, knitting, weaving or jewelry making projects. Here are just a few:
* friendship bracelets
* fabric necklaces
* braided belts
* crochet flowers
* knit scarves
* latch hook rugs
* woven potholders

Also, if you have never worked with tshirtyarn, please note that shedding of small cotton lint may occur as you unravel and work with it. This is normal. After washing your finished project (in cold, by hand), shedding usually stops.

Thank you for supporting my obsession with recycling and upcycling!

Kristy at Scratch Made LLC

Recycled Pink T-shirt yarn - Super Bulky - Half Pound (100 - 125 yards)


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