Ready to unravel? Here is how to prepare used yarn and get it ready to knit again. Note – this process works for both animal fibers (wool, alpaca, etc) and cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, etc.). You may get different results with synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers vary in the way they react, so the only way to know for sure is to try this technique on a small sample.
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The sweater I’m wearing is my Ombre Dyed Sweater, pattern + video tutorial.
The sweater on the mannequin is my Zasio Sweater Coat, pattern + video tutorial.
Quality ball winders and swifts at good prices are available through Knit Picks. (Knit Picks is in the US, and I don’t believe they ship internationally. Sorry – I don’t know of a similar online yarn shop that ships worldwide.)
My nail color is by OPI, called “Every Month is Oktoberfest”.
The yarn I’m working with is Rowan Magpie Aran, color name “Tranquil”. (I do not believe that Rowan is making this yarn anymore.)