Recycled Yarn

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This hat used to be different and in this new economy it is all right to recycle your yarn. Sometimes I do get tired of the hat, but I like the yarn so much that I want to remake the hat and thus is in here what you see , This is the Armando Hat, is a lace hat for men. Thanks for stopping by.
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Kilted Knitter's picture

I also like your concept of

I also like your concept of "recycling" instead of "frogging"

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

If you are recycling used

If you are recycling used yarn, a good thing to do is to make it into skeins and loosely tie it in several places. [Just as if it was newly handspun yarn.] Then you wet it thoroughly and dry it under mild tension - again like homespun - and it will be ready to use. A lot of the knitting books from the 1940's talk about it as a way to get through the wartime shortages. Here's to use and reuse!! (BTW, Andy, another great looking hat.) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Thank YOU for the information which is very helpful. I know some yarns become very twisted, but by doing what you suggest it may foirce the yarn to relaxe a bit and then when you reskein it it may behave better. I used this wonderful malabrigo yarn and I did not find the need to do that. The yarn behaved very nice when I was reusing it for a new project .

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You're very welcome, Andy.

You're very welcome, Andy. Another thing ... if you happen to over weight the yarn and it seems to have lost the "bounce" and is lifeless, you can just rewet it and let it dry naturally. I had this happen with a skein of handspun when I first started spinning and it restored the lovely qualities I wanted. Now, I dry my yarns on my swift...it's metal so there isn't any danger of damaging it. I used to use a rectangle made of stretcher bars (for painting canvas) but found you have to be VERY careful to maintain an even tension as you wrap it. Made for great airflow, though. Nice to know that not all yarns are problematic when recycled. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

cashmere knight's picture

When you recycle yarn,

When you recycle yarn, should you 're-full' it? I've heard this said, and have also read it on different blogs. From what I read, it's quite an involved process...boiling the yarn first and then re-spinning it. I haven't learn to spin yet, so maybe after that level of handling the fiber the answer would be automatic. Don't know. The little bit of frogging that I've done would not have even amounted to enough yarn for a hat, but left me wondering if I should use it or not, because of the kinky pile of fiber that I was holding in my hands. Yes. I did use it...definitely not the good feel of a fresh skein to work with, though.

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Well I will tell you that my recycling does not involved much, but frogging the item and reskeining the yarn. Since it is wool is not a big problem. When you say boil it and respin it that goes beyond my intentions lol! I just have used more than one , more than twice in different projects without any problems. If you want after you are done with the project you may reblock. I have never had the need to do that.

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Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for sharing this. The hat looks great.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." --Albert Einstein

jimbo's picture

Recyclying yarn is a good

Recyclying yarn is a good way of learning and practicing new techniques. I've found that used wool has little or no tension left so no good for garments.

albert's picture

I like your concept!

I like your concept! Henceforth, I will be recycling (previously known as frogging).