Recycle Yarn

jedwards's picture

I would like to know... could i go the a thrift store and get several sweater and recycle the yarn....

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teejtc's picture

I raised the question a

I raised the question a while ago. If you'd like to follow that conversation, it's at:
http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/3800

I never actually gave it a try; hope to though. I just didn't find any appropriate sweaters at Goodwill. Maybe next time.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

QueerJoe's picture

Beware commercial

Beware commercial sweaters
If you pick up commercial sweaters, often the knitted fabric is cut and seamed using a serger or sewing machine, and so you can't unravel the yarn in one long strand like you might be able to with a handknit sweater. So try to look for handknit sweaters that can be unraveled in such a way that the yarn would be useful for knitting.

Asbjörn's picture

Sure, I've heard of many

Sure, I've heard of many people doing this with success. Haven't tried it myself but here's a link to an informative tutorial on the subject http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html