where passion for knitting meets love of a good thrift find
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” -Elizabeth Zimmermann
Brand: Gap // made in China
Yarn: 74% acrylic, 23% wool, & 3% mohair // two strands (one white & one dark navy)
Pattern used for navy yarn: Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Pattern used for white yarn: Archipelago by Anna Maltz
Brand: L.O.G.G. by H&M // made in Cambodia
Yarn: 45% wool, 27% acrylic, 20% polyamide, 5% polyester, & 3% metallic fiber // oatmeal color with hints of green and metallic thread
Here on The Better Sweater Project I share my adventures in yarn harvesting, a great way to upcycle fiber garments and turn them into new projects!
Simply find a quality knitted or crocheted item at your local thrift store (or in your closet!), frog it (the “technical” term for ripping or dismantling), and turn the yarn you harvest into something you like even better!
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