Ok, so I've made a ton of these bracelets and used several different types of knit, and now I'm ready to share a couple of tips...
1. Use a very stretchy knit!
You know all those t-shirts that your kid's accumulate from Vacation Bible School, Reading Club, etc? Well, we had quite a pile of them in the goodwill bag. I cut them into strips to make bracelets out of. The problem was that the material was too stiff. I had to keep the fabric up close to the tips of my fingers in order to be able to yank it over my fingers, but then it kept falling off my fingers. Obnoxious! And my fingers were very sore after. I kept going, but I'll never use that kind of fabric again.
As a good alternate bracelet tutorial for using up those stiff t-shirts, see Megan's on Make It Snappy! I'm pretty sure this would work like a charm with that type of fabric, and I'm only sorry I didn't catch her post BEFORE I had my round with these.
2. Make them multicolored.
I had lots of boy colored t-shirts: orange, gray, green. At first I made solid colored bracelets, but when I got toward the end of my stash of strips, there wasn't enough length of any individual color to make a whole bracelet. So I pieced two colors together. I rather like the way it looks and wished I'd have done more multicolored ones.
Back to more finger knitting!