A few months ago, I made a snug little cowl called Just Try It with some luxurious merino/cashmere yarn. I even had enough yarn left over to make matching fingerless gloves, which I’ve worn several times and love. But for some reason, I never tried the cowl on until Sunday when the house was chilly and I needed to get cozy. That seemed like the perfect cowl for the job. Alas, it did not go over my head. One end was too small and too tight.
Now, for a brief moment, I did stop and ponder, “Hm, I wonder who this would fit that I could give it to?” Then I realized it would have to be a child of some sort and well, did I mention this yarn has CASHMERE in it?? Kids are knit-worthy, but maybe not to that extent. Plus, this gave me an unusual treat: I could knit with this yarn again!
The cowl was quickly and easily frogged and I have cast on anew, this time with additional stitches, and I’ll use Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off when I’m done.
Have you ever frogged a completed project to re-knit the yarn?
Oh, yes…yes I have. At first I thought I was losing my marbles by doing so, but I did not regret the decision. I would have done the same thing as you with cashmere yarn.
Right? So worth it!
I don’t think that I have ever frogged a finished object to re-knit the yarn, honestly. I also have never had this concern with a project knit with cashmere though. It’s one thing to re-knit acrylic, and quite another thing when it’s cashmere.
Oh yes. Acrylic would be tossed in the donate pile without a second thought!
I have reknit with yarn before. I do it most often with things I’ve made for John. If he isn’t going to use them then I will be using the yarn.
Oh yeah, I don’t even knit for Alex anymore, since he lost the cowl and fingerless gloves I made him, and wore the socks once. I love him but he’s not knit-worthy.
I have frogged projects to use the yarn elsewhere. And definitely would with cashmere! It looks like such cozy yarn, too!
It really is! It’s such a treat to knit with that it didn’t bother me a bit to frog.
Usually when I frog it’s because I made too many or too big of a mistake and it’s too late to go back and fix, and then I re-knit the same thing. I love that blue!
That makes sense. I think this is the first time I’ve reknit the same pattern. But I really want this cowl!
No, I’m not sure I would have the patience for that. I would have gifted or donated it. But I wish I were the kind of person who would frog and reknit! Maybe if I loved the yarn I would do that.