I just picked up on a great deal at the Salvation Army. Their sweaters were a dollar and I found a gorgeous red wool cardigan that I want to unravel.
The question is, where do I start ripping? I am guessing to start at the top and go down, if it was knitted from the bottom up. Where should I snip the yarn to get it started? If it helps...it has a zipper full length in the front, a lay down type collar, long sleeves, and two patch pockets on the bottom front.
I unraveled an unfinished very ugly granny square type afghan, only to rescue the most beautiful blue purple and teal yarn that felts perfectly. It is now on it's way to becoming a bag.
I'd start by taking off the zip and collar and then undoing the seams. You would then probably have to snip a little of the yarn at the top close to one end because you probably wont be able to find the end of the yarn; you will soon know if it was knitted from the bottom or top. I hope this helps. good luck; it will be a bigger job than unravelling the afghan but worth it for the red wool (I love anything red).
Happy Knitting, Tam
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