I believe each knitter kind time to time begins a undertaking (and perhaps even finishes a undertaking) solely to find out it’s simply not proper. Perhaps the garment doesn’t match, otherwise you don’t prefer it as a lot as you thought you’ll, otherwise you simply are certain you’re by no means going to complete knitting it.
It completely occurs, however when you nonetheless just like the yarn, how will you reuse it?
I’ll admit to having ripped out tasks and instantly (or a while later) knitting with the yarn once more whereas it’s nonetheless all wavy from having been knit earlier than. However I additionally know that’s not one of the best ways to do it.
Yarn will get wavy as a result of it’s held below stress within the knit cloth, and that funky fiber may make the undertaking you wish to knit with it look slightly bizarre. It’d change your stress or make the stitches wavy in a method that’s not tremendous engaging. Some folks discover it tougher to knit with the second time round, too.
The great new is, whereas it’s not a fast course of, it’s fairly straightforward to reset the yarn so it’s like new if you wish to knit with it once more. I discovered this publish from My Crochetory that explains how one can do it.
It’s mainly working backwards by turning the yarn again right into a hank (or right into a hank for the primary time) after which enjoyable the fibers by washing and drying them. A very powerful factor is to be sure you do that gently so that you don’t felt the yarn to itself when you’re working with pure fibers.
She’s acquired a number of nice ideas and illustrations of the method over there, so you’ll want to test it out for all the main points.
Have you ever ever knit with reused yarn? Do you do that course of or simply knit with the yarn as is? I’d love to listen to your ideas.
[Photo: My Crochetory.]
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