This yarn came from a very soft and cozy green and yellow striped sweater. It's 100% cashmere, so go ahead and spoil yourself - recycled yarn makes it affordable to do so! I'm listing these two colors together so that you can use them in the same item if you're looking to incorporate multiple colors in your work - these yarns are from the same garment.
Green and Yellow 100% Cashmere yarn 1 ply; lace weight 35 wpi Hand Wash Cold. Lay flat to dry. Cool Iron
Skeins and colors available are listed below. The weight is accurate, but the yardage is approximate. In most cases I've underestimated the yardage, so you'll actually get more than is listed, and often there are extra small pieces of yarn that I don't list here, but will included (for free) with your purchase (just in case you need it...). While taking this sweater apart, I noticed that the yellow yarn is a bit more fragile than the green, so I'm charging less/yard for it.
14 grams; 228 yards; Green 9 grams; 146 yards; Green 8 grams; 130 yards; Green 5 grams; 81 yards; Green 4 grams; 65 yards; Green 9 grams; 146 yards; Yellow 5 grams; 81 yards; Yellow 4 grams; 65 yards; Yellow 3 grams; 48 yards; Yellow
I prefer not to join yarns since everyone has their own favorite way of making joins. As a result my skeins may be a bit smaller than those found elsewhere, but this gives you the chance to do your own joins, and to also purchase exactly the amount of yarn that you want. In addition, there are often small amounts of yarn that are not worth listing for sale. I will often include some of this extra yarn in with your purchase so that you have a bit extra to work with (just in case...).
I carefully select sweaters and gently pull them apart to reclaim the yarn. After taking the sweater apart, I wind the yarn, wash it in a mild detergent, and gently dry it. I can also wind the yarn into a center pull ball if you prefer - just send me a message to let me know you'd like me to do this before sending the yarn out. If you have severe allergies, reclaimed yarn might not be right for you. My home is smoke free, but cat friendly, and I do not know the history of the yarn before I purchased it.
Recycling yarn is a great way to get high quality yarn for your knitting/crocheting needs without the high price tag associated with new yarn. I started doing this as a more affordable way to feed my own knitting habit. I hope that you will enjoy this yarn, and share pictures after you have refashioned it into something new!