If you want to have your recycled yarns for felting use a wool sweater. Recycling yarn from old sweaters is a great way to get some new to you yarn without spending a lot of money. Whether you’re starting with a sweater you knit yourself, someone else’s hand knit cast off or a sweater from the thrift shop, the steps for dismantling the sweater so you can reuse the yarn are basically the same. The key, however, is that when choosing a sweater, you need one that’s been hand knit with seams that are sewn by hand or crocheted together rather than machine serged seams.  Check out all the instructions on About.com knitting

By Linda Lanese


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