I’ve seen some people recycle old sweaters to use the yarn to knit in new projects. If anyone’s done this, how do you know you’ve chosen a sweater that will take well to unraveling?
I found a few old sweaters in my closet recently and decided to try and recycle them. The first sweater I started was clearly not a good choice :teehee: . It keeps ripping or getting stuck and tangled to other stitches as I unravel…almost like it’s partially felted (which it may be, it’s not a sweater I cared for very well). I can’t get a stretch of yarn longer than 8 or 10 inches before it breaks again.
I’ll give it another try in a different section of the sweater tonight if you have any tips, but I have a feeling this is an exercise in futility. But for future reference: what do you look for in a sweater-to-be-recycled? Certain kind of seams? Fiber? Quality/condition? And how do you go about unraveling?
FWIW–I started this one by taking out a sleeve seam and trying to unravel the seam. It was kinda hard for me to see even which end was the CO and which was the end I should unravel from.