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Thursday February 03rd 2022, 11:40 pm
Filed under: Knit

The recycled cashmere sweater bought with LLBean Bucks came yesterday and I’ve been wearing it today.

So here goes.

The fit is quite generous, allowing for shrinkage I’m guessing; I would have bought a small rather than a medium had I tried them on in a store, except that the sleeves are inexplicably on the short side. Long enough to work out okay for me personally, though, since my arms are slightly short, too, but it made me not return it to exchange sizes.

I took a close look at the distribution of blue vs white in the heathered yarn: both front and back have slightly more white at upper left. Go figure. Not that anyone’s likely to notice it, though, it’s definitely not much of a difference. Overall, I would say the color distribution is surprisingly good considering the likely randomness the fibers took in getting to that point.

It’s garter stitch, and I’m trying to figure out if that’s why the fabric seems–I want to say more floppy than the usual. I’m not sure how strong the yarn would be if I were knitting it and I’m guessing less so than one straight from the goat.

But it will do. It will definitely do. I like it. I mean, it’s cashmere and the shade of blue turned out to be just what I wanted.

But if I were given a choice between recycled yarn and not (and they generally seem to be close in price on Colourmart) I’m definitely going with the not.

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Interesting! Thanks for reporting back.

Comment by ccr in MA 02.04.22 @ 7:21 am

Hmmm…interesting that they’re similar in price. At what price point would you consider prioritizing the recycled version?

Comment by NGS 02.04.22 @ 1:14 pm

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