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Soda Bottle Looms and Uses for the Scraps Too!!

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You can create workable looms from any plastic bottles or jugs--the size and shape of the bottle or jug will determine the size and shape of your knitted project. In this instructable, I will also show uses for the scraps that remain, thus using every part of the "buffalo"!
I will post an additional instructable with more detailed instructions on using your loom, but in the meantime, you can find instructions on round looms online by searching for round looms and following the main principles of wrapping the yarn. Its a much easier way to knit than using needles and very portable.
This loom is very easy to hold and surprisingly durable and will be a good loom to start with to see if you like the loom knitting before spending $$ on a bigger loom.

This is my first instructable, so please be gentle, LOL
ALSO...Please keep in mind this is entered into the Keep the Bottle Contest! If you like my instructable, please consider voting for me? Thank you :)

Step 1:

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step 1: Assemble your supplies needed.

For making the looms you will need:

1 empty clean 2-liter soda bottle (lid and label optional, but useful as you will see)
A permanent marker (I used a black Sharpie)
Scissors (heavy duty and sharp enough to cut plastic)
A nail file or heavy duty sandpaper

For working with the loom you will need:
Yarn
A sharp pointed loom hook--make your own from wire, OR buy one from a craft store (Michaels and Joanne Fabric stores have them for around $2.00) Both are pictured above-- OR use a pick from your toolbox.
Scissors
 
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bing2garcia4 years ago
Amazing! A very nice instructable with a 'green touch'! By the way, you may also use the cut-off upper part of the bottle in place of a funnel when transferring liquids to a container with a smaller opening.
bing2garcia4 years ago
Amazing! A very nice instructable with a 'green touch'! By the way, you may also use the cut-of upper part of the bottle in place of a funnel when transferring liquids to a container with a smaller opening.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
If you ever make this again, some clearer pictures would make this feature-worthy!
KMOM144 years ago
Great idea!  Thanks for sharing it with us.
Ataraxia4 years ago
I really enjoyed the ingenuity and recycling of this instructable!
Iyer27115 years ago
I enjoyed every bit of it, more so the end part n creative usage of the scrap ... thank you :-)
ChaseReno5 years ago
I have never learned to knit with needles so any other ways to "knit" or weave are very interesting to me. I really like using what's on hand. This is an excellent idea.
ehfish5 years ago
Recycle even more and use yarn made from plastic bags!!! Such a cool idea, I think I might have to actually drink soad to get a bottle!
blackturtle5 years ago
Super cool for your first instructable! I love the wine bottle "cozy"! I would do this!
gluless (author)  blackturtle5 years ago
Thanks! This works surprisingly well and larger bottles would make larger projects like hats or even with strong cording, shopping bags!