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Unraveling Old Sweaters

Posted by cingato (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 27, 06 at 11:38

I have several old, store bought, sweaters that I like the yarn, but not the sweater. Does anyone know how to unravel them so that I can reuse the yarn? I've tried a couple of times, but they seem to be knit differently and don't unravel. Are they knit sideways? Thanks for your help!


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RE: Unraveling Old Sweaters

You might be unravelling from the wrong end.


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RE: Unraveling Old Sweaters

Try this site. I found it pretty good.

~ Kit

Here is a link that might be useful: How to unravel sweaters!


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RE: Unraveling Old Sweaters

Thank you!! I loved the link on how to unravel a sweater! I must have had "bad" seams, because I got a lot of the "yarnlets". What a wonderful website, now I can unravel all those old sweaters and make something I'll actually wear. Thanks again!


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RE: Unraveling Old Sweaters

I ought to try this too! Must look in the deep recesses of my dresser drawers.


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Gee, and the Knitty Gritty Show I saw today was on just this. You separate the sweater pieces first--remove the sleeves, front from back, collar. She suggested you tie the unraveled yarn in a hank, and gently squeeze it in sudsy water to wash and rinse well. Let it air dry on a hangar.


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RE: Unraveling Old Sweaters

I have a tutorial on my blog at the link below, and will have lots more knitting topics soon:

Here is a link that might be useful: How to Unravel a Sweater


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