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« on: April 15, 2009 02:57:44 PM »

I know this isn't exactly knitting, but I would like to think it is.  I have been taking apart sweaters to make yarn lately!  It's like..THE most stress relieving thing I've done in maybe years.  I love it!   Here are some action and fancy shots:







I love that little mini skein!
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EMNemastil
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009 03:32:41 PM »

This is so cool! how do you know where to start? Do you have a tute? *this rocks!*
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Madei
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009 03:35:01 PM »

I love doing this too! I just went thrifting today and picked up 100% Baby Alpaca sweater. It's got crazy vintage colorwork going on, but it's so soft. Smiley Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009 03:41:53 PM »

What's a tute?  Do you knit EMNemastil?  It's kind of easy if you think about the general construction of a sweater.

Madei: I would advise not to unravel anything with colorwork.  It's so much work and generally not worth it.  It's up to you though!  It sounds like you know what you're doing.  Baby alpaca!  You are so lucky, good find! 
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Madei
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009 05:15:56 AM »

Yeah I've unraveled a few sweaters now. I was very wary of colorwork, but this isn't a typical fair isle or even intarsia. It's like laddered squares in a color pattern. I don't even know how to describe it! I won't have super long lengths of color, probably pretty thick stripes length, but I'm still excited to frog it. It hasn't been worn either! Plus if all else fails my best friend loves alpaca and she'd probably want to play with it. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009 07:26:04 AM »

Sounds great, Madei!  Have fun!
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KedaZenovka
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009 10:48:30 AM »

the photos are really nice!

tute = tutorial

and here is one (for EMNemastil) : http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html

I don't know if that's the best tutorial, I've never tried unravelling anything (I want to though...) - but never-been-worn, baby alpaca sweaters in a thrift shop!!! I wish I could find something like that, I've looked before and they're always all pilled (is that the right word?) and horrible.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009 07:14:56 PM »

This was one of the tutorials I used! It's a really good one!

There seems to be less and less sweaters at the thrifts now since they've brought out/moved up all the spring/summer clothes. Some days/weeks are just a miss, but it's always good to check frequently. Never know what you might find.

Are any of you on Ravelry? There's soem groups on there dedicated to unraveling sweaters and being thrifty. Thrifty Knits & Unravelers are just two of them. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 03:22:28 PM »

Yeah!  I am on ravelry.  I love it.  I know what you mean about all the sweaters being put away.  I got in a panic about not having enough sweaters to last the summer, so I just bought about 25 sweaters at the thrift store today!  Hopefully they will last for awhile.

P.S.  I <3 chunky cashmere
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009 05:10:42 PM »

looks yummy!!! like ramen...  Grin
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