December 13, 2017

leethal recycled yarn!

I’m selling skeins of yarn again!

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They are recycled yarns, which I’ve unraveled very carefully (minimal knots, usually 1 per skein), washed well, and sometimes spun together. There are plain skeins, which are all wool or wool blends — the white one has some camel hair and the grey has a little cashmere!

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leethal recycled yarn

There are more than one skein available of almost all of these so you can grab multiples if you want to make something big. They are all priced based on yardage (which relates to time it takes me to unravel and skein, etc) with some variation for different fiber types (some sweaters are harder/take longer).

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And then there are spun skeins!

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These are different recycled/reclaimed yarns and threads spun and plied together. Each of these has different colored yarn chunks, to make self-striping yarns.

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Above is all 100% wool; one strand light green, the other striping colors—it’s bulky weight, or heavy aran.

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This one is so soft! One strand is assorted wools and wool blends, in long striping colors, and the other is white 58% nylon, 36% angora, 5% lambswool, 1% spandex—it has a nice halo from the angora. It’s around aran weight (or heavy worsted).

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This one was made from a strand of 100% wool yarn, striping colors, plied together with three threads (of unknown fiber content) in blues and variegated colors. It has a kinky, textured look because of how it was plied; it’s a worsted weight, or heavy worsted.

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And lastly, a yarn for knitters who might be allergic to wool: one strand is 100% cotton in striping colors, the other is 55% silk, 20% acrylic, 15% angora, 10% nylon, in white. It’s around aran weight, or heavy worsted.

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I love the spun yarns so much! Where colors change, the other strand wraps around to hide the ends, making fun little blobby bits which look neat when knit up. They are quicker to spin than actual handspun yarn, but they are still totally handmade, spun and plied together by me on my spinning wheel, and it does take awhile (so they are priced according). These skeins are each totally unique so whatever you make from one will be super one-of-a-kind and special :)

These yarns have been up on etsy for a little while, since September; I instagramed/tweeted but never blogged or sent out a newsletter to let you know about it. September 23rd was the exact release date, which was the Saturday before I started fall term on Monday. I’d meant to blog about it asap but then fall term was total insanity. Five classes and no free time at all, so I never got to it. Sadly, this post is probably too late for holiday shoppers now, but if you get some xmas cash, now you know about it! ;)

kits! kits!

kits! kits!

Oh and btw also in my etsy shop are cute little quick knits kits which are also with recycled yarns, some of it hand dyed. I just renewed some listings so there are lots of color options. Make pen bookmarks, light switch plates, lapel pins, cuffs, and ice cream earmuffs!

Making Recycled Yarns ebook cover

And a last note: love recycled yarn but would prefer to make it yourself? Well just let me point you to my ebook with everything you need to know about it! It’s on my site, ravelry, and also in the etsy shop now.

Filed under: knitting,leethal store,Remixed,yarn — Lee Meredith @ 2:56 pm
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