Knitting with denim strips?

I’m looking for information about knitting with denim strips. Has anyone done this? Are there some articles or references in books about cutting up old jeans and knitting them up? I would love to hear from you!

Here’s a bag made with denim strips. The instructions it has might help.

[COLOR=black][COLOR=black]I been making this [COLOR=#800080]demin purse[/COLOR]… I love the look and the idea of knitting with denim… BUT knitting with denim is hard to work with. I can only work with it for a short time before my finger start hurting.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]When I went to cut the jeans I used a roller scissor that quilter used. It make it so much easer. [/COLOR]

I have some Fabric that I bought as yarn. The way they cut that is neat. I took a picture so you can see… I hope it will make since to you.


That is FABBY! bookmarks

Thank you for your responses. In summary:

  • cut strips 1/2 inch wide
  • knot strips together or cut from a rectangle as shown in the photo so that a long strip unfolds (something like a zig-zag)
  • use US size 11 needles
  • be alert for "hurting hands"
    What great help! Thank you both.