Well, I hope not anyway.
Today I finally unraveled sweaters I got at Goodwill. It’s a daunting task. Don’t want to cut the wrong thread, then there’s all that unwinding, then rewinding (or both at the same time). I have three but only did one today. Let me tell you – I will have muscles complaining tomorrow with all the winding (rewinding) that was done.
Today’s sweater was a 100% cotton, 6 strand, from Lands End. Unraveled and twisted it weighed in at 1lb 8.4 oz.
The strands are about 1/2 the thickness of Lion or Lily cotton.
I may use this to create placemats. I should get a good set of 4 out of all the yarn.
Before (stand in – one of the two others to be unraveled)
After (Lands End – pretty light yellow)
A great site for other unraveling info is http://www.handspunartyarn.com/p/how-to-unravel-sweater-to-recycle-yarn.html.
One thing I didn’t do is wash this sweater before hand – I didn’t read or remember all the correct steps. So I will be washing my projects when they are done. The others will be done according to directions
Off to rest my weary bod