Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zpagetti Anyone?

No, I didn't spell that wrong... the word is Zpagetti... as in Zpagetti yarn.

I have been wanting to try this yarn for ages, but have never seen it in any of the craft stores that I frequent (and that includes Jo-Anns, Hobby Lobby and Michael's). I happened to need something the other day from a local craft supplies shop here in my small town and lo and behold, they had stocked it! This yarn isn't cheap (it was $10.64) but then again, it isn't really yarn. It is more like T-shirt material.

I made up a basket with it:

This took me no time at all to make. I used a "Q" hook, but I think I will go down a few hook sizes for the next one I make and see if I like that better. Plus I would like to add some handles to it. 

I did not find this hard to work with at all. I have seen reviews of it where people complain about how it is hard on your hands and shoulders, but I did not find that to be the case. That may change when I use a smaller hook - I will let you know.

Have any of you used this yarn before? How did you like it, and what did you make with it? I would love to hear :)


  1. I haven't made anything with the Zpagetti yarn, but I've been eyeing it for a little while now. One day I'll get some and probably make a rug with it. :)

  2. This would make a great rug Debi :)

  3. I have only made homemade t-yarn - some of it was hard to work with but in general it was fine. (I made a basket to hold my scarves.)

    There's a very cute purse in the Love of Crochet Weekend Crochet issue (out right now) made from this type of yarn.

    I like your polka-dotted yarn!

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    1. Thanks so much Mrs. M.! I will go check out that purse.

  5. So much yarn, so many great ides but not enough time! And I am retired! You would think I could do it all!

    I have some t-shirt yarn that I have cut during the past several years and just got some out to make baskets for my new shelves that I use for craft stuff!

    I love the looks of Zpaggeti but in all good conscience I need to use up the yarn I have cut from T-shirts first. Thanks tho for the peek at what you have done with it.

  6. Brenda, I am just too darn lazy to make my own t-shirt yarn... ha ha! Would love to see your baskets when you are done :)


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