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Jennifer

I know of lots of people who unravel old sweaters, especially ones bought at thrift stores as a cheap source of good wool. I won't think you're mad :)

Karen

Fascinating picture of Shackleton in Jared's pullover--which just goes to show there's nothing new under the sun. As for the chairs--I think I'll stick to sweaters and the like. Upholstery is too much work and (dare I say it?) a leeeetle bit ugly when knitted!!

blackbird

I love tweedy yarns- wool or otherwise- and Mr. Cornflower's looks lovely. Be adventurous and unravel it or you might try felting it (or parts of it) instead. Don't worry about the wiggles in the yarn- they will settle in after it is knit up and washed.

I would say that Shackleton's yoke is moss stitch and Jared's is garter but both sweaters are clearly a classic design. And I, too, will probably not be knitting chairs.

Dark Puss

Well I see from the internet that there is a lot of activity in recycling sweaters/pullovers etc. Some nice ones here http://www.modtomodern.com/photos.html even for a Dark Puss (scroll right down).

Miaow!

Cornflower

That cat doesn't look very happy!

Rebecca

What a lovely idea to recycle the yarn, very environmentally friendly! I think you are braver than me though but I will be very interested to watch your progress if you decide to go ahead and unravel.

rosie

Machine-knitted sweaters aren't always the best to unravel: the resultant lengths of yarn can be very short. I'd be inclined to throw the sweater in to the washing machine at 60 degrees and then end up with lots of plump felt. Great for gift bags or corsages, especially if dressed up with some ribbon and buttons. I'm assuming that the sweater isn't machine washable...

Lee

Moss, definitely.

Lindsay

Oh dear! I suspect that Mr C had just worn the jumper in to his liking, and was looking forward to another couple of decades of shabby comfort, and here you are ruthlessly depriving him.

Lisa W

I think that cat looks quite embarrassed!

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