Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Unraveling Thrift Store Sweaters

I took a trip to the Goodwill today and came away with a few prizes.  I ended up with three huge men's sweaters to use for recycled yarn.    The colors were fabulous too: green, red and a dark charcoal.  This is how far I have gotten in unraveling the first sleeve of the green sweater:

It looks to me, without officially testing the gauge that it's somewhere between sock and sport weight. 

If you are interested in learning how to do this on your own, here is an excellent tutorial on the whole "unraveling a sweater process".  It is definitely a bit tricky to figure out, but after a while, you'll find your sweaters growing smaller and smaller and ...