I really honestly can't believe I made this! Mostly because this was a result of absolutely no planning on my part, I just started knitting! I didn't decide how much of each color, I pretty much just made balls of "yarn" from pillow cases, and each band of color represents a pillow case. Even that little pink and white striped setion was a happy accident due to a pattern on the fabric! I know you're going to run to your linen closet right now and check out your pillow case collection right? Go for it, you won't be sorry! The resulting knit is nice and thick and textured and yet cozy at the same time. Perfect for summer outdoor accessories! See my previous post here about knitting with sheets and great time saving tips for cutting pillowcases and comforter covers. Though if you'd like to make a table runner, I'd advise doing 3 stitches on each end in garter stitch (knit every row) for a much nicer finish— my edges rolled under a bit so you can't see them, but I wish they looked neater!
As with all the projects I've been doing with rags lately, this one is so great I really think you'll be hooked, even if you don't love knitting! I'm currently in the middle of a second strip like this one, and hoping to finish it for a gift for my daughter's birthday on Sunday (you'll just have to wait and see what it's going to be!)
So crafty friends, if you've got a pile of this (above left) then while you're relaxing this summer, you can make this (above right). And if you don't know how to knit, so then learn! Basic knitting and with large needles (#17) like the ones I've used is really quite simple. I'm quite sure that there are tons of videos on youtube that will teach you everything you need to know.
Happy crafting and please do let me know if you knit something with rags, I'd love to see it! And feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section, I read each and every one. and if you'd be so kind, please click on the stumble it button to help share this with others!