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I tried this recently with #3 crochet cotton and size 2 needles, the smallest I have, thinking to make a cute little drawstring bag, but my work didn't look as smooth and neat as I wanted it to, so I decided it was just another of my hare-brained ideas that didn't work. But in today's digest I've read a couple of posts about knitting with crochet thread, so maybe I'm not totally crazy after all. How many of you have done this and been pleased with the result?
 

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I have made dishcloths by doubling the thread. I think I used a size 0. The cloths made with thread are a bit rough. Great for scrubbing dishes or exfoliating.
 

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once i feel courageous enough i plan on trying to make knitted doilies....I make crocheted ones with everything from ww yarn down to sewing thread. I doubt that i will knit with sewing thread but bedspread weight cotton would be nice to try
 

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My favorite knitting now is with "crochet thread". I like Size 30 thread, but have also knit with Size 20, Size 15, and Size 10. I knit doilies and tablecloths (or the kind of cloth that goes on the decorative round tables).
 

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I think I will try that little round bag again. Have been looking at pictues you all posted, and I am blown away by the amazing work you all have done with such little bitty fine thread. My mother, grandmother and aunts used to crochet with #10, and I guess I must have, too, when I was young, but it is beyond me now. My eyes start to cross pretty quickly, and my work looks like nothing but big loopy string. But #3 is good. Thanks for your response, and especially for all the pictures you have posted of your beautiful work. Some of those pieces should honestly be in a museum.
 

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I knit and crochet bandages out of size 10 crochet thread for the D.O.V.E. Foundation. I find it is easier to crochet the bandages than knit them. I have trouble getting the gauge on size two needles, but my friend Amanda knits beautiful bandages. :D
 

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You could make a length of trim for your sheets and pillow cases. I started to do this several years ago from a pattern that I got from the library. Time to get back to it.
If you have a wedding or shower gift coming up, trimming a great set of sheets and pillow cases would be over the top.
Just pillow cases would also be great.
 

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dragondrummer said:
I knit and crochet bandages out of size 10 crochet thread for the D.O.V.E. Foundation. I find it is easier to crochet the bandages than knit them. I have trouble getting the gauge on size two needles, but my friend Amanda knits beautiful bandages. :D
Someone is actually wearing your labor of love to cover a wound? Are they then washed and re-used?
 

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Baglady1104:
You mention photos of work done by others; is this sent just to you, or is it on view here? I don't see them. Am I more visually impaired than I thought?
Posters' pictures are shown in the picture section of this forum. You can find them by clicking on the poster's name, then on "topics created." Nobody sent me any pictures privately; I found them on my own by being my usual nosy self. :)
 

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Oh, my! Such beautiful work! Thanks to all of you for sharing your work and knowledge. I'm waiting for the new size 1 circular Hiya Hiyas I've ordered and look forward to trying that little round bag again.
 
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