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Recycle Yarn From Old Sweaters

Instead of paying $10 or more for a good skein of yarn, I recycle old sweaters from Goodwill/Salvation Army! There is a great tutorial listed online at:

So far, I have paid $3 for a total of 3 sweaters and gotten 10 large sized balls of yarn in total. The key is to look for a sweater with the correct seam (as listed in the tutorial) and be very careful when seam ripping. But if you do it right, it will be a great source of new yarn. Once it has been knitted or crocheted, no one will ever know the difference!


By Concetta from Westmont, IL


Recycle Yarn From Old Sweaters

I do the same thing! Great way to get lots of great 100% wool yarns too! I love to save money. I get yarn from my local dollar stores and 99cents stores too. I'd rather pay a buck for novelty yarns than 6 dollars at Micheal's. Not always the same stuff all the time, but when I find what I like, I get every color and all I can carry! Don't forget to look at yard sales too, great prices!

By ficklephonebug

Recycle Yarn From Old Sweaters

LOLOL! Me too. I started about 10 years ago (after several mistakes of buying some with unfinished edging) and now have a cache of yarn in every imaginable color! This is a great way to save and recycle. It's important to remember to keep the yarn loose when you re-roll, and opt only for sweaters that still feel "live". Look for elasticity in the yarn. U*u*U (04/23/2007)


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