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So, say that you've just found that perfect new knitting pattern at some awesome website and you need the perfect yarn!  Most of the best patterns call for fingering weight yarn, which like all fine quality yarns, can get very expensive.  The best tool that I've found for getting high quality yarn at an affordable cost (which, as a grad student, is absolutely necessary!) is rip, reclaim, reuse.

There are many sites that will teach you how to take apart old sweaters and gently unravel them, but if you don't feel like scouring the thrift stores and spending an hour or so squinting with a pair of tiny scissors, please: allow me!   There's something about winding the yarn onto balls, seeing the colors enrich as each strand lays atop the other - it makes me realize that a good part of my desire to shop comes from my love of color and fabric.  This is an inexpensive way for me to sold my stash-hunger, and my shopping hunger in a way that I don't have to feel guilty about!

Well, except for the mess of fiber-bits that ends up on my living room floor, causing my sweet hubby-to-be no end of frustration, and my cat no end of glee.  Two with one stone.

I am now offering, through Ebay and Etsy, reclaimed yarns that I have selected myself.  These are all yarns that I would use for a project, and I can offer them to you at a price exponentially lower than you would pay for a yarn of similar quality and fiber content.

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If you have any questions about how to reclaim your own yarn, or about my yarns, don't hesitate to shoot me an email!  I am working on my first project with reclaimed yarn as we speak - can't wait to share it and all the other things I've got on the burner with you!
 


Comments

Veronica

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:09:29

Hi,

Your blog seems really great and I really like the idea of ripping out old yarn to reuse.. it makes so much sense, i dont know why i didnt think of it be fore.
the real reason im writing is because i loooove one of the patterns you have on that "free page" its the 1930s dress with the long sleeves and the model is wearing a hat. i can't seem to link to the pattern. is there anyway you could it? i would pay for this pattern!!
thanks!
-veronica

 

SGK

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:51:56

Hey, Veronica, thanks for the comment! I had a heck of a time fixing the link to this pattern, and the 1940's dress, after some website updates, but it is now FIXED! Let me know what you think!

 

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:10:36

hey!

I just discovered your blog and was SO EXCITED to see you sold reclaimed yarns on ebay and etsy...until I realized that neither of those links work. Do you still do this? I'm wicked into buying tons of yarn from you if you do...

 

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