100% wool recycled from a sweater called “Ashes.” Never heard of it.
Banana Republic 100% Lamb’s Wool. The original sweater was knit with a double strand of lace weight. The gauge swatches in the last photo demonstrate the native two strand weight worked on US3’s on the left, and a three strand on US4’s. To knit the latter, I split the sleeve sections into individual strands, shown in the second to the last photo.
Scored these vintage skeins today (130706).
Got around to washing these, and did a bit of quality control. There were a few knots and breaks that needed tending to (130728).
This Irish wool is a nicely blended, muted green consisting of olive drabs and aqua.
Mossy brownish green 100% silk.
Clean & Dry (finally). Cotton 95%, Wool 3%, Alpaca 2%.
A complex neutral. Gray/Brown 100% cotton 11 strand worsted, recycled from a BR men’s sweater.
I recycle sweaters into yarn. I sometimes refer to this process as “sweater-killing.” This 100% cashmere tweed was a gift from my friend Maureen.