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Don't throw away your old, stained, or worn t-shirts! Make something out of them. This instructable shows you how to knit a dishcloth using an old t-shirt or baby clothes. It's basically turning rags into better rags.
 
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Step 1: Materials List

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old t-shirt (or other discarded knit garment)
scissors or rotary cutter
knitting needles (size 11 - 14 should work just fine)

Step 2: Cut your Clothes

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1 - lay out the garment

2 - cut off the seams (side, neckline, shoulder seams, and bottom seams)

Step 3: Separate your Fabric

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Separate the two pieces of fabric. Lay a single layer of fabric down.

Cut thin strips (1/2 inch - 1 inch wide) in a spiral shape. You really don't have to be perfect with this. If you get a sharp turn so it's more of a "corner", don't worry! If you cut too wide, don't worry! If you cut too thin and the fabric rips in two pieces, don't worry! Just tie it back together and move on.

When you have finished cutting the first piece of fabric, set it aside and cut the second.

Step 4: Roll a Ball of Yarn

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You should now have two long, thin strips of fabric. Tie them together.

Wind them into a ball.