anyone have any hints for estimating yardage?
This might be a little late now, but when I unwind yarn onto my swift, I take a measurement of how long it is around the swift once, then once I'm done unwinding, I just count how many times the yarn went around the swift and multiply it by the yardage around the swift once. It's not 100% accurate but works out pretty closely.
that yarn is pretty. I hope some of you experienced unraveler can help with my question:
Has anyone tried to unravel a sweater with crocheted seams? I bought one and I think that's what it has. I have no idea how to unravel it but I know it should be possible. The sweater itself is knit but it looks like the seams are crocheted together. It's a lovely bulky wool that is just screaming to be set free of it's ugliness and kool-aide dyed...
I have, and it's actually really easy. All you have to do is open up the seam so you can see the yarn used to crochet it together. Just snip the first line on one end of the crochet seam, and then yank at one of the freed yarn ends. The seam should "unzip" all the way. It might actually take a couple of snips to get it to start "unzipping" but it'll usually happen if it is crocheted together. Then all you have to do is unravel the pieces.
Here's a really good tutorial that helped me figure out how to unseam a sweater:http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html
Hope this helps.