I recently made a trip to the Goodwill in search of sweaters to recycle and it was an excellent day for hunting. I purchased three sweaters and a vest, all 100% 2-ply cashmere. I knew I was taking a chance on the vest because it had buttons down the front, so if anything, the back would be the only useable portion. But the yarn was so loosely spun that I couldn't unravel it without the yarn constantly breaking. I gave up. It was really soft, so I was a bit disappointed, but it cost next to nothing and I ended up with 6 vintage mother of pearl button, so it wasn't a total loss.
The other sweaters, I believe, will be much easier to unravel. I've finished one, and have two left.
I also found a sweater that was 85% silk/15% cashmere and the yarn is soft and silky. But it's pink. It's not a horrible pink, but it still needs to be a different color, so I'm wondering if any of you have advice on overdyeing? I don't want the yarn to go too dark, but I'm thinking I might be able to get a nice blue or light purple color. I'm new to dyeing, so any advice or recommendations will be helpful.