Have you ever thought about reusing your yarn from an old project or from a sweater? It’s possible! Reuse and recycle yarn to create new projects easily.
Many years ago, I knitted my mom a scarf. It was when I was first figuring out the whole knitting thing and I didn’t know any cool stitches. How hard can it be? I based it off of one of her favorite scarves. The scarf was made out of a thin, silky material which is very different from a bulky knit. So this scarf ended up very think, wide and bulky. It was ideal for yard duty while my mom was teaching, but she is retired now and needs something a little more stylish.
It’s pretty easy to unravel, prep, and reuse your old yarn. PLUS if you have an old sweater you don’t wear anymore. Unravel that thing! and make it into something you will actually wear.
So I would recommend wrapping your yarn around something as you unravel it. I just left it as a big mess and it was super time consuming to untangle the mess after it was washed. Wrap it around something that can get wet and losing hold the yarn. You still want it to get very wet and loosen in the water.
At this point, your yarn probably looks like a mound of spaghetti.
Don’t worry, it will look normal once you wash it. I used Eucalan to wash all of my knit projects. You don’t have to rise it and it smells really good. I highly recommend it. You can pick it up at any yarn store or online.
After your yarn is washed. Roll it in towel to get as much water as you can. Do not twist and squeeze the water out – you don’t want to distort or stretch your yarn.
After it is dry, wrap it up I used a chopstick to wrap my yarn around. it worked pretty well. Now your yarn is ready to be used again!
I haven’t decided what my re-vamped scarf is going to look like but I will share it when it is finished.