I read you can unravel a sweater and resue the yarn so I decided to try it. I bought several sweaters from a local thrift shop. One was black wool and very soft. It unraveled easily and now I have tons of good yarn. Another was sleeveless pink angora with lightweight yarn that was so frustrating I decided to scrap the whole thing! Another is a XXL pink angora cardigan that I’m seriously afraid to even try because of my bad experience with the first angora. I also have a cream 70% lambswool/ 30% angora sweater that unraveled well but the shoulder seams were serged so around 30% of the yarn was unusable. I also got a natural wool sweater that feels kind of like mohair but I haven’t tried to unravel it yet. I got a blue mohair sweater but it doesn’t seem to want to unravel. I also got a baby pink cashmere sweater (for only $2!) but the yarn is lightweight and I’m still traumatized from the lightweight angora sweater.
Does anyone have any tips for unraveling the lightweight yarn? I don’t want to ruin another sweater.