An old T shirt that had to be recycled.
I have cut around 3 T - shirts before I got the technique right.
The T shirt should be seamless, that is , not stitched on sides.
Carefully cut over the line joining the arm holes, A measuring tape can be placed over the T shirt joining the arm holes to aid in cutting.
I cut the bottom part along the stitch so as to get the width proper.
Fold the cut T shirt leaving the bottom flap an inch or little more extra.
Start cutting the T shirt into strips of equal width, so as to maintain uniform yarn thickness throughout.
One method that I used to get equal width throughout is by placing the long strip obtained by cutting the bottom part of T shirt over the original cloth as shown below.
While cutting the last few strips adjust the width by cutting few millimeters more or less so as to get almost the same width.
In case you need thinner yarn , cut the strips more narrower.
The T shirt has been cut into strips
The T shirt unfolded after cutting it into strips.
You can see that the top one inch is uncut.
I placed a thick plastic carry bag between the two flaps where next stage of cutting has to be done.
The first cut is made like this,
Complete cutting across
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