Sweater to yarn to shawl refashion
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I have just finished what I think must be the ultimate refashioning project (at least of those I have done). I took a knitted merino sweater, frogged it, plied the very thin strand of yarn together using a Navaho 3-ply … Read More

Update on Thing a Day – up to day 16
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I have done another week of Thing a Day (TAD) and I must admit it is getting harder and harder. Not harder doing things as such. I love that bit. But harder uploading photos and adding links and all that. … Read More

How to recycle yarn from sweaters
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Looking for ideas on what to use your new yarn for – check out my knitting designs. I began recycling yarn from sweaters last year because I wanted to have really nice natural yarns but I don’t want to spend … Read More

Love Child: Teal Lambswool Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a teal lambswool sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 12 strands per inch making me the perfect sports weight gauge.’ There are four of us: 70g / c. 180m c. 85g c. … Read More

Love Child: Red Cotton Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a red cotton sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 16 strands per inch making me the perfect 3-ply gauge.’ There are four of us: 74g / c. 300m c. 85g c. 58g … Read More

Love Child: Cream Lambswool Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a cream lambswool sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 12 strands per inch making me the perfect sports weight gauge.’ There are four of us: 45g / c. 110m c. 85g c. … Read More

Love Child: Magenta Wool Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a magenta wool sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 20 strands per inch making me less than a 3-ply gauge.’ There are four of us: 67g / c. 260m 40g / c. … Read More

Love Child: Yellow Cotton Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a yellow cotton sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 16 strands per inch making me the perfect 3-ply gauge.’ There are four of us: 87g / c. 350m c. 115g c. 88g … Read More

Love Child: Violet Wool Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m the love child of a violet wool sweater that has been carefully 3 plied. I’m 18 strands per inch making me the perfect 3-ply gauge.’ There are four of us: ? 67g / c. 260m 40g / c. … Read More

Recycled Sweater Yarn
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I’m quite thrifty! Some of my friend (and definitely my mother) would say that I’m a cheapskate. But I don’t subscribe to this view. I’m just careful with my money, but I also like spending it on stuff that I … Read More

Rare Breed: Green Merino Sweater and Soya Yarn
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‘Hi, I’m 70g or 113m of rare breed yarn. My mom was undyed soya and dad was a pale green merino sweater, Oh, and I’m 12 strands per inch making me the perfect sports weight yarn’ See what my siblings … Read More