Knitting Plastic - Making Yarn
Knitting with plastic bags is the same as knitting with regular yarn.
Step 1 - Flatten out a plastic bag and cut open the seam at the bottom
Step 2 - Fold the bag in half, then in half again, then in half again
Step 3 - Cut off the handles and save for another project
Step 4 - Starting at the bottom, using your thumb as a guide, cut the bag into 1" pieces
Step 5 - Unfold the pieces to reveal long circles of plastic
Step 6 - Lay one end over another
Step 7 - Pull the top end under the bottom end, then up through the center of the same circle, pull gently to tighten into a knot. Repeat with remaining pieces
Step 7 - Roll your yarn into a ball
Step 8 - Start knitting!
If you do not know how to knit, or need a refresher, see the Knitting - Basics section. It explains all the stitches you need to know in order to make the products on this site as well as how to read a pattern.