Recycled Yarn: An Experiment

Recycling before no towel

Hi There!

I’ve been known to look at yarn on eBay. (Pause for laughter to die down.)

Sometimes you see recycled yarn for sale there, the kind of yarn where a seller has unraveled a commercial sweater. These vendors usually do not wash or otherwise straighten the yarn. They say it will work just fine to knit the yarn as is.

When I rip out my own knitting, I almost always wash it and let it hang in a pretty damp state. The weight of the water in the yarn works to straighten the yarn as it dries.

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