If you read the title and thought "what?" now I have heard everything, I was surprised too. But this technique shows you that you can get super creative with knitting and it is not limited to traditional needles.
If you have ever stopped by my blog, you will know that my main interest in knitting is finding simple, easy and fun ideas to get back into knitting for stress relief. I don't want anything to intricate if possible, so that I can simply relax, knit and enjoy music or TV. I don't want to have to worry about 10 different colours or heavy counted patterns. So in my search I have come across many really cool ways to get creative and have awesome looking products for yourself, friends, gifts or even to sell at craft fairs and shows.
Check out the video below to get inspired by using that big fat comb that was in style years ago or get one at the Dollar Tree.
You can find these at dollar stores, or discount stores. Or you could simply get creative and take a strong comb you no longer use and get rid of a few teeth. It depends on how thick a yarn you use too. So if you have tinier combs you could use lightweight yarn to look more like a woven product.
Combs, Shoe Boxes, Get Creative!
You could use old combs, or cut teeth out of the edge of a shoe box, or a piece of wood. As long as there are teeth and a way to work the yarn and be able to lift the stitch up and over, it can work. So if you are looking to try something a little different than needles, give this a try. It is very similar to loom knitting but knits a long piece which would be great for scarves or create pieces you can sew or weave together for later, such as with my knitting bag example. I knitted pieces and then wove them together and stitched them to create something a little different looking.
YouTube is a great place to get some inspiration if you are stuck such as the video above.
Try weaving a Blanket?
You could work on these comb knitted strips and collect them using all your leftover yarns (say similar weight if you can) and then once you have created a good sized collection, lay them out on the table and then weave them together and sew where them meet and around the edges you could add fringe or anything that inspires you, or even bling and buttons as in my knitting bag project..
There are so many ways to knit now. For me these ideas are something that fulfills my idea of simple, quick and fun and "de-stressing". I love seeing something grow from my hands quickly and this works! So give it a try and have some fun.
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.