I'm going to teach you something today. When I'm low on funds, I like to create my own yarn out of repurposed materials. We'll use once loved t-shirts for this tutorial.
old t-shirts, washed first
scissors or rotary cutter
sewing machine or needle and thread
Step 1: Cut the t-shirts straight across body at underams so you're left with a large rectangle.
Save the top portion of the tee for future scrap fabric.
Step 2: Cut the rectangle into strips around 1/2"-1" wide.
*warning: there will be a lot of t-shirt lint
Step 3: Once all of your strips have been cut, lay them end to end, overlapping 1/4" and pin.
Step 4: Sew all of the strips together. Using a sewing machine saves a lot of time!
Step 5: Place your newly sewn strips into a pillow case, knot the case closed and then run through the washer and dryer on your normal cycle. This step gets rid of all the extra lint.
Step 6: Roll your new yarn into a ball.
Step 7: Begin knitting.