TAD 2010-07 Yarn from old sweaters

I saw this done a few years ago and tried it once last year – had great success on a women's medium sweater – I think I got about 5 full balls of yarn out of it! I was out thrifting today and saw this sweater – perfect candidate at $2.99! I've never tried unraveling a multi-colored sweater and it is not as easy as I thought this one would be (I didn't think that little bit of pattern near the top would be such a time eater!). So far, I've unraveled a sleeve. Here are some pics:

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… By the way – the green and blue yarn are just too short to get any good strands of yarn out of… any thoughts on how else I might use it?

Oh, and if you'd like to see how it's done, I found a pretty good tutorial here today: http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html

from karizmatic’s posterous, thing-a-day

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