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I bought Zpagetti

December 30, 2012

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It was not my intention to buy anything at the Lion Brand Yarn Store when I went there two days ago. I went in with the sincere intention of doing some innocent lèche-vitrine but ended up leaving with a few balls of yarns. Anyways, I discovered their new line called Zpagetti made out left over fabrics from factories. T-shirt yarn is not something new. It has become a very popular way to recycle old t-shirt and also old sheets around the house. What makes this yarn so exciting is that you won’t find the same color and pattern combination twice according to the website. So you better stock up on your favorite right when you see it.

The big hick for me was the price almost $10 for 55 yards! Making me think that I should just go to the Fashion District, get some t-shirt fabric and make my own yarn…(What an exciting thought! I should really do it.)

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DSC03093So, as usual I am beating myself up trying to think about what would be  a perfect project: a hair bow, a bag, necklace, etc. I told myself to work a few swatches first and try it out. The direction recommend using a size 15 knitting needle but in my opinion a 17 would be best. This yarn is not for the faint of heart and the tight knitter like myself. It’s a pain in the butt! This yarn could make extremely beautiful rugs but at this price I doubt I want it on the floor. I was not able to come up with something but I think it has lots of potential. With that said, tomorrow I am going to get more.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Titina permalink
    December 30, 2012 6:38 pm

    Love the colors! Any idea what you’ll make it out of it?

    • December 30, 2012 6:48 pm

      I have been trying some stuff in the past hour still can’t decide because it is so bulky and I want the perfect project. Do you have any ideas? Would make a good sturdy hammock …

  2. January 19, 2013 7:01 am

    A hammock would be brilliant but I think you’ll be spending a lot of money on the balls, they don’t reach terribly far. I’ve made a couple of placemats and coasters, heatproof things should be quite good but I’m not sure if you would burn yourself between the stitches!

    • January 19, 2013 10:23 am

      That would be fun to do the hammock. I think I am going to attempt to do it. Coasters look like a good idea because the yarn is so heavy. but I think with this one I am going to make a nice clutch.

      • January 22, 2013 3:16 am

        Ooh, I can just see that with those colours, can’t wait to see it!

  3. Sue permalink
    June 23, 2014 1:18 pm

    When I was back in Portugal Zpagetti yarn was so popular there for rug making … I have made 3 rugs out of it. I’m on my 4th. I love it , so much fun and so many different colours

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