Back when we lived in Phoenix, I stumbled upon a blog of a lady who unraveled sweaters for the yarn, I attempted some, but didn't stick with it and recently, when a friend of mine said she had spent her day unraveling sweaters, I thought, I must get on this bandwagon again! So, I found this helpful tutorial, by a lady who is a genius, went to Goodwill, spent $5.00 on two sweaters, and this is what came from it:
Pardon the equipment, I just used what I had! I found this sweater, the tag said 100% Wool. After looking at the pictures, I did feel a little guilty shredding this fine piece of art...but the pictures make the sweater look nicer than it was. I was saving this thing from the landfill, trust me. It was stretched in places, and had holes in others. I started off ripping the main seam, as the tutorial said to look for the "good seam" I did, and then separated the sweater into sections. Then, I started unraveling the sleeves. I wrapped the yarn around a shoe box, then tied it in four places. I repeated the same steps with each sleeve, then the front of the sweater and finally the back. Almost two hours later, I ended up with a little over 1650 feet of gorgeous wool yarn! (The last pictures shows what I was left with, I still need to soak the bundles in hot water to release some of the waviness!) Time well spent I think! Now, what to make out of them???
Anyone have a mitten crochet pattern??!!