Best way to treat yarn to reuse

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on Apr 30, 2013 1:11 PM

I have a sweater knit from some beautiful Classic Silk yarn.  When it was all finished I realized it was huge!  The swatches were fine, but the finished project stretched so much it was unusable.  I put a lot of work into it and was so disappointed that I put it away for about 5 years.  Now I would like to rip it out and try it again.  Is there anything special I should do to the yarn to condition it for reuse?  In the past I have just wound it up into balls.

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on Apr 30, 2013 10:20 PM

Hi lynn, 

Is it the Rowan Classic Pure Silk 100%.  Care instructions say hand wash and dry flat.  If you have put it away and it's not been exposted to dust then you can prob just pull it out and rewind.  It depends on how it looks to you after you start undoing.  If it's not crimped that is.  I guess it would be no hard and fast rule, just your call after you see how it looks and smells clean.  If not, you can give it a little bath. 

Maybe someone else has other suggestion?

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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