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SharaLavallee
« on: July 24, 2009 08:11:33 PM »

Here's a VERY UGLY upcycled yarn that I created from a VERY UGLY multi-coloured sweater.  It's sooo ugly, I think it's cute. Well, some of the colour combos are.

Edited to add:  So, I've decided to call it "Willy Wonka" 'cause it reminds me of large handfuls of candy sticks.  Cheesy

Now....what to make with it?



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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 08:16:12 PM »

WISTED!!!-don't know why you think its so ugly! I will totally personal swap you for this!
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 08:19:27 PM »

not a clue what to make with it, but I think it's cute and not ugly at all!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 08:21:53 PM »

What is a good tut for getting the yarn out've an old sweater?
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 08:24:46 PM »

 Cheesy Thanks!  I think it's cute too! Though I should mention, 'cause I was so lazy, I merely tied any broken pieces together.  I ended up with large skeins. I should probably knit a sample up. Maybe that'll help my muse.

Oh and here's a tutorial  http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 08:35:00 PM »

Cheesy Thanks!  I think it's cute too! Though I should mention, 'cause I was so lazy, I merely tied any broken pieces together.  I ended up with large skeins. I should probably knit a sample up. Maybe that'll help my muse.

Oh and here's a tutorial  http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html
Is that the tut hat you used? because I've already got that tut saved, but I haven't used it yet, because i was waiting for someone to say they used it. (I'm serious about that personal swap, or maybe.. cause I've been collecting old sweaters that I can use based on that swap I can ask you my newbie questions) I must know!! what was the hardest part about cutting that yarn?
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SharaLavallee
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 08:45:14 PM »

Nah,  Wink ask all the newbie questions you want. I don't care.

As for the tutorial, well...I didn't use one.  Embarrassed And since I had no patience, really, I just snipped the sides and didn't mind the short pieces.

Yah, see, originally, I wanted to make a multi-striped sweater, so I used old sweaters plus short pieces I'd found in my stash. (Barely made a dent)  Well, the sweater ended up very, very multi-striped and looked nice until I made the mistake of putting in a hot wash load. It shrunk! So...not wanting to waste all that yarn, I upcycled yet again this time plying the yarn back onto itself.

Definately, have to stitch a swatch. I'll start tomorrow. Shouldn't take long.  Smiley Then you can tell me if you want a skein.
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jiniphur
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009 06:38:28 AM »

That is so awesome!  I am totally going to the sal army today to get some ugly sweaters!!
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SharaLavallee
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009 08:46:51 AM »

Well, finally did up some swatches.

Here's one knit on 6mm needles.


The back view with all my knots.  Roll Eyes


And then, just to try, a crocheted version.


Now....to decide what to make/do with them, that's the question. I have three large skeins.  I'm thinking a long skinny crocheted scarf & hat set.  Cheesy
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malmow
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009 09:13:59 AM »

I'm thinking a long skinny crocheted scarf & hat set.  Cheesy
I like that idea! Can't wait to see.
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