Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Lana D'oro Redo

The Original Sweater:
Mid-1990's Tunic with open work, boat neck,
crochet picot cuff and collar trim.

Taking it apart.
All the pieces.
What the undone yarn looked like.
Yarn after the first soak and dry.
Yarn after the second soak and dry.
Project: Take apart a sweater that I never wear, rehank the yarn, wash it and waa-la! I recovered about 1200 yards of a 50/50 wool alpaca from Cascade Yarns called Lana D'Oro. This is straight enough to knit with as is or maybe I'll dye it and then knit it. We do have a dye day coming up in March...


Linda "K" said...

As they said in the WWII years, "Use it up! Wear it out! Make it do, or do Without!!!" A sterling eggzample. Go girl!

PICAdrienne said...

Recycling at its finest. Truly an act to be admired.

twinsetellen said...

So satisfying to replace an unloved sweater with a luscious pile o' yarn. Nice job!