Sunday, June 29, 2008

opinions wanted

i came across a sweater i bought off the sale rack from target many years ago and would like to take it apart for its yarn. it is made of silk and cashmere. i would like to salvage the yarn and knit something non-sweatery out of it, it is way to soft to hold a shape, believe me or else i would not have put the sweater in a to-be-given away pile. plus the fact that i bought it a size or so to big so it just flops about when worn.

so this is where the opinions come in...how do i take apart a sweater in order to salvage the yarn? no clue, don't have time to research it right now, i am already dawdling big time.

so stew about it and let me know. thanks.

2 comments:

a simple yarn said...

Here's a nice tutorial for ya. Perhaps it'll help.
http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html

DaviMack said...

Does it have seams? If so, I'd suggest using it sewn over a pillow, to make a nice, soft throw-pillow.

If not, I'd guess you just rip it back like anything else.

Good luck!