Thursday, March 19, 2015

Boyfriend Sweater

Part of the fun of searching for thrifted sweaters to deconstruct and reclaim the yarn from, is finding terrific sweaters that I want to wear.

This boyfriend sweater was .50 at the church rummage sale. It's nearly 100% lamb's wool. My color, my style and one of my favorite fibers. But it was amazingly scratchy for lamb's wool.

 Into a cool wash, with a little shampoo, it went.

And it bled red dye like cherry Kool-aid.

When it dried it was like a different sweater; soft and pleasant to the touch. Maybe all that extra dye in the fiber changed the texture of the wool. Now it's one of my favorites; light, yet warm. Perfect.

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