Sophie, Fiona and I frogged a thrift-store sweater yesterday. There were moth-holes in it, but it was lovely soft fingering-weight lambswool, so we deemed it well worthwhile. We picked seams, untangled selvages, did the rip-it, rip-it thing that gives frogging its name, wound the reclaimed yarn and weighed it. It was a great activity for a quiet Saturday with mushy snow outside and head-colds inside. We ended up with 135 grams of wool that we’ll do something nice with.

Thrifty frogging

6 thoughts on “Thrifty frogging

  • February 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    What a good idea!! We shop at thrift stores all the time and have reclaimed buttons or used larger fabric to sew a smaller item, but we’d never thought of this!

    Of course, it would probably help if I learned to knit properly first :-/

  • February 11, 2008 at 7:14 am

    One of the many reasons I need to find a good thrift store nearby! I can’t wait to try it!

  • February 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve been trying to find a sweater to do this with…

    What did the seams look like inside? Was it easy to determine that they weren’t just cut and then sewn?

    Great find.

  • February 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Laura, to my uneducated eye it wasn’t easy to tell. I took a look with a hand-held magnifier (this was at home — I don’t carry magnifiers with me when I go to thrift stores as a rule) and couldn’t see any obvious cut ends. So we picked apart a bit of a seam and tried a bit …

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