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S Sullins on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I took a cashmere sweater apart and reclaimed the yarn!

S Sullins on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I save all the buttons, zippers and little bits for some use. The yarn is always washed after unknitting so the crimp is relaxed and it's ready for a new life.

S Sullins on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you want to reclaim yarn from an old sweater, check out the chaotic crafter. There is a great tutorial here: http://chaoticcrafter.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/reclaiming-yarn-from-a-thrift-store-sweater/

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Great idea. I love shopping at thrift stores. This is another way to save money and keep knitting. Thanks

01/09/2012 Flag

I like this idea!! I like thrift stores!! I am going to try this!!

01/09/2012 Flag

I grew up in England after the second world war. My mother used to knit sweaters for my sister and I then unpick them when they got too small, wash and reuse the wool, adding cuffs and ribbing in a contrating colour.

01/09/2012 Flag

PLEASE TAKE ME OFF YOUR EMAIL LIST! YOU ARE CLOGGING UP MY FACEBOOK SITE!!!!!! Thanks.

01/09/2012 Flag

Last year I found a rack of XXL sweaters on clearance for $2.50 each so bought 8 of them in the same solid color to unravel. You just can't buy yarn that cheap!

01/14/2012 Flag