I really love the idea of unravelling old woollen garments to make new ones, but can't seem to get the hang of unravelling things so that I get a nice ball of yarn to play with! I've tried a couple of old jumpers and a scarf, and every time I just end up in a big tangle, with nothing that could really be used to make anything.
I thought I'd ask on here to see if anybody has any tips, or if there is some particular technique to it. With the jumpers I've been trying to cut along a seam and find the end of the yarn, and unravel it like that, but it just doesn't work at all. I end up more kind of "laddering" the jumper, like a pair of tights, rather than unravelling it!
I'd really love to get the hang of it, because I have loads of old jumpers etc that don't fit anymore, and it would be great to make new stuff with them.
Any advice? :)