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hedgewick
04-06-2006, 07:14 PM
Ok, I'm officially very frustrated. I bought 2 sweaters a few days ago to try out unraveling them in order to use the yarn. I've managed to ruin both of them. I cut them at the seams. I picked a place to start But I don't think it was the natural starting place becase it didn't unravel easily. I had to do a lot of weaving through yarn to get any progress...very slow. Then the worst part. The yarn now looks like a big handfull of string. It is seperating which basically makes it worthless.

Sorry, just venting. I'm not happy at all!!! :doh:

Ingrid
04-06-2006, 07:19 PM
That's too bad! Maybe machine knit sweaters unravel differently? Here (http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/thrifty.html) is an site that tells what to look for and gives tips. Hope it helps for future scores.

Jan in CA
04-06-2006, 08:20 PM
There was an episode on Knitty Gritty last week about it, too. It'll be on again soon I'm sure.

Knitty Gritty -refashioned knits (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_32905,00.html)

hedgewick
04-06-2006, 09:08 PM
Jan, I actually watched that episode a while back. It's what gave me the idea to do it. It looked MUCH easier on tv. LOVE that show though.

ctmax
04-06-2006, 10:02 PM
This site really helped me when I started recycling yarn.

http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html

hedgewick
04-06-2006, 11:09 PM
This site really helped me when I started recycling yarn.

http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html

Very helpfull! Thank You! :happydance: