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Old 03-30-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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Recycling yarn...help please
I really like the idea of taking apart a sweater for the yarn so today I went to the thrift shop and bought a 100% cotton sleeveless sweater to try it out on. I was pretty excited because it was nice and soft and a lovely lilac color. I cut the seams (pain in the you-know-what) and started to undo it. HUGE PROBLEM! All the yarn is coming out in very short little strips. It is basically unusable There is no way I can knit with it that I can see

How can I avoid this because I really want to try again? I don't think I cut the yarn when I cut the seams. What should I look for in a sweater? I tried to find something with a large gage so it would be easier to undo. I'm pretty discouraged.
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