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How to Reuse Frogged Yarn

How to save yarn that's been ripped out of a disappointing project.

Even experienced knitters can have projects go horribly wrong and end up frogging (rip-it, rip-it, rip-it out) a substantial amount of yarn. I'm not talking about a scarf or a sock. I'm talking about frogging an entire sweater. Yep, I frogged an entire sweater.

When I was designing my Slipstream Cardigan, the shoulder did not turn out anything like I envision. It was horrible and here's the proof.

I knew I had to start over, but I couldn't just throw away eight beautiful skeins of yarn. That would be an epic waste. Instead, after a few tears were shed, I ripped out the entire thing.

I hope you never have to do this because it is heartbreaking, but if you do, here's how I rescued my frogged yarn. This method would also work well if you are recycling yarn from a 2nd hand sweater for a knit or crochet project.

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