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Old 04-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
It never occurred to me to unravel sweaters and knit socks with them. Brilliant!....and you go one step further and dye the yarn. Love your colors! Hope you meet your goal, and enjoy every minute doing it.
I've been unraveling sweaters and recycling the yarn for quite a while. I love being able to knit as much as I want without feeling like I'm spending a fortune on my hobby. I can get yarns I probably wouldn't otherwise splurge on, such as silk and cashmere. If you want to try it, just remember to check seams and don't bother with sweaters whose side seams are serged (because each strand of yarn will be cut at the seams, so you'd get short lengths of yarn).

The dyeing is a real bonus. It's very easy and fun. The only thing I haven't added is spinning my own yarn. But I don't want to spread myself too thin and cut into my knitting time.
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