Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kevlar Yarn!



Talk about novelty yarn! For my birthday this year, Keith gave me some Kevlar Yarn. That's right... yarn that is made out of KEVLAR. This is the strong material that is used in bullet proof vests and more.



According to Dupont, "Needled felts of Kevlar® have excellent cut and heat resistance and offer good protection against punctures. Because of their stiffness and shedding of fibers during material handling, needled felts are rarely used as outer fabrics. They are typically used as substrate materials."



So what should I make with the Kevlar yarn? I don't have a lot of yardage, so it needs to be a small project. I also have to figure out a way to cut the yarn, since my standard craft scissors had some trouble....

16 comments:

  1. So doesn't one of your little knitted creatures need a bullet proof vest? Imagine the backstory on that guy....

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  2. That was my suggestion too!

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  3. That is currently the top running idea :)

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  4. Perhaps a wee glove for your fingers? A useful item if you happen to frequently cut yourself while chopping onions.

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  5. Or when you are pruning up your rose bushes...you won't get stuck!!

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  6. If you twist a small loop around where you want to cut the kevlar will act as a saw and cut its self quite cleanly. I have use this for making hamocks for smal animals and swing rope for bay swings in macreme! Hope this helps.....:-)

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  7. I just got some for my birthday too!! (I Googled it to find out what the heck I can make with it, which is how I got here.)

    Pot holders, perhaps?

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  8. Sara, I don't have enough yardage to make pot holders. But I now know where to get more.... :)

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  9. Julie, that would be awesome! Definitely is on my list if I get more yardage.

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  10. Where did you get this particular kevlar yarn??

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    1. Francisco,

      I spent a lot of time searching (well, making my husband search) for where he got the yarn and unfortunately he could not find the source. I'm sorry that I couldn't be more help.

      -Rebecca

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    2. Make socks so you can walk in them and they wont wear out! :(

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    3. Make socks so you can walk in them and they wont wear out! :(

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    4. ooooo, fun idea!! I still don't quite have enough yardage. I do have an idea that would be really fun, I just have to get out there and do it.

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