sweetest-panda replied to your post “How do you feel about people unraveling thrift store sweaters for the yarn?”

Omgoshness does this really happen!! :O

It sure does! Sometimes it’s the cheapest and easiest way of getting enough of a luxury yarn to make something

How do you feel about people unraveling thrift store sweaters for the yarn?

craftyconsultingcannibal:

iambestpony:

I’ve done this a couple times. It’s time consuming, but a great resource for saving dollars on yarn.

My favorite thrift yarn unraveling was an American eagle vest. Prima cotton in this deep blue. I made the perfect swaddle blanket with it.

I unraveled a charity shop cardigan and made the most amazing bushy beard because the yarn was all kinked :D

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How do you feel about people unraveling thrift store sweaters for the yarn?

knithead:

I’m hoping to do this somewhere down the line! I think it’s a great way to conserve resources, reuse what’s already been made, and reduce your energy footprint. The energy required to process and knit up the yarn has already been spent, after all.

I’d feel a bit bad about unraveling something that was clearly handmade, though—like I was scorning a fellow knitter’s work.

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searching-for-amanda replied to your post “How do you feel about people unraveling thrift store sweaters for the yarn?”

I don’t have the patience for it, but I think knitting things from reclaimed yarn is a great thing!

faemuse:

Sherlock Holmes Silhouette scarf I’ve been knitting.

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notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes:

BOOM BABY

all that’s left is grafting and weaving and blocking but YAY

AND IT FITS. (I’m a us 8 in most sizes and used the L instructions)

I started out just taking pics and I don’t even know what it turned into, like gang signs maybe idek and the nerdfighter salute

Also if possible I’ll never use this yarn again for something that touches skin because it itches like a motha

Oh and I’m not smiling but only because it hurts since I also had a root canal today

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bridgecitybutterfly:

Police Box Sox by Audry Nicklin
Free pattern on Ravelry

bridgecitybutterfly:

Police Box Sox by Audry Nicklin

Free pattern on Ravelry

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knittinginpublic:

These guys are finally up for sale on Etsy! etsy.com/shop/paigealiceknits and this listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/195590668/5-inch-robot-alien-plushie?ref=listing-0

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How do you feel about people unraveling thrift store sweaters for the yarn?

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