Unraveled

Sweater Remade

Sweater Remade

Creating Colors at Noro

Creating Colors at Noro

I made the sweater shown above twice. That’s right- twice in a yarn by Noro called Silk Garden. Eisaku Noro’s color and fiber blending make it one of the most enjoyable yarns to knit.

I thought long and hard before I purchased my Noro Silk Garden. It’s beautiful but it’s expensive. The first time I made the sweater, I had lots of fun making it in a simple stockinette stitch letting the yarn do the work of design.

The sweater turned out well and I was enjoying it until we had an invasion of moths that hit it in three different places. I did my best at darning the holes but it was a disaster because it was impossible to match the color to make it blend.

Working with young artists at Carlow University were I teach Intro To FiberArt, I discovered that the latest in knitting yarns is buying really good sweaters at thrift stores and unraveling them for the yarn.

If they could do it, so could I. I unraveled my sweater and remade it into this one. I improved the style, the fit, and had the pleasure of knitting the yarn a second time. How cool is that?

Want to try it? Here is a step-by-step tutorial. Want someone else to do the work for you? Here is a website that sells recycled yarn!



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