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Rowan Purelife Revive

Recycling is becoming increasingly important in a world coming to terms with the challenges of environmental, economic and climatic change. Rowan Purelife Revive is made from used garments which have been selected according to the silk, cotton and viscose content. These are then carded to make regenerated fibre, which is then spun into this beautiful, high quality yarn, which gives life to new hand knitting designs.  Made in Italy.

This yarn is available online only.

Content:
36% Recycled Silk/ 36% Recycled Cotton/28% Recycled Viscose
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yd
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$11.95 skein Discountable
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RowanPurelife Revive
 
3.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (11)
  • Good weight (9)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (13)
  • Scarves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Artist (5), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this yarn!!

I made a pullover and a cardigan with this yarn and love the drape of both. It is soft recycled yarn which speaks to my green sensibilities. I get compliments every time I wear...Read complete review

I made a pullover and a cardigan with this yarn and love the drape of both. It is soft recycled yarn which speaks to my green sensibilities. I get compliments every time I wear the sweaters made with this yarn. I plan on purchasing more. The colors are beautiful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So far - so good

I am still working on the sweater so I am not sure how the end product will be. I read on the WEBs site that this yarn should wash up softer and I am...Read complete review

I am still working on the sweater so I am not sure how the end product will be. I read on the WEBs site that this yarn should wash up softer and I am hoping for this as right now it is coarse. I live in the southwest so I didn't want wool and I really don't like wearing acrylic. PRO: The sweater that I am knitting is lace on the top and this yarn works up in the lace pattern very nicely. The color is great and I love that it is made up of recycled materials. CON: The yarn does have a tendency to unravel after ripping and re-knitting but that may just be me. I am just returning to knitting after a 30 year hiatus and I am a bit rusty!! All in all, I would definitely buy this yarn again.

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5.0

Recycled and top-notch

By no nickname

from MA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

    I purchased colors pearl and silt to use in the Shibui Knits Bevel pattern. I knit a fairly large swatch to check out how the colors got along---the yarn and the subtle colors within it open up nicely as it is knit. How it will wash, whether it will stretch etc. are unknown as it's still on the needles.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Not my thing...

    By Iowagrown

    from Iowa

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

      I purchased this yarn to make a shawl for a friend who lives in Tucson, AZ. I will never purchase again due to the splitty yarn. It also did not look nice after having to rip out a section. I could not reuse it. I bought this yarn based on the good reviews it had received so was really surprised at the quality when I started knitting with it. I guess I've been spoiled by really good yarns.

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      2.0

      Not as pictured

      By Cindy

      from St Paul, MN

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

            I had planned to use this for a cardigan for myself. I love the idea of recycling fiber for yarn. I have used Kollage Riveting many times and like it very much. My only issue with my purchase of Revive is that there is an overabundance of red in the Pumice colorway. I do not care for nor wear warm colors and was hoping for something more neutral. I will be returning it for a possible exchange.

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            • No

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            3.0

            So far - so good

            By Teach2AZ

            from Tucson, Arizona

            About Me Retired teacher

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Unravels

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

            I am still working on the sweater so I am not sure how the end product will be. I read on the WEBs site that this yarn should wash up softer and I am hoping for this as right now it is coarse. I live in the southwest so I didn't want wool and I really don't like wearing acrylic. PRO: The sweater that I am knitting is lace on the top and this yarn works up in the lace pattern very nicely. The color is great and I love that it is made up of recycled materials. CON: The yarn does have a tendency to unravel after ripping and re-knitting but that may just be me. I am just returning to knitting after a 30 year hiatus and I am a bit rusty!! All in all, I would definitely buy this yarn again.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I am very impressed with the service I have received from WEBS. Using the online site to order was easy. I received a confirmation shortly after submitting my order and my yarn arrived within a week. After receiving the order I decided to make the sweater larger and needed several more balls of yarn. I again ordered online and left a note with the dye lot number. My 2nd order arrived in just a few days. I couldn't believe it!! I am a needlepointer too and have used two online sites. Both of these sites took weeks to process my orders and one order arrived without all the yarn needed. So, thank you WEBS for such good service!

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            5.0

            Terrific recycled yarn!

            By School Psychologist

            from Norwich VT

            About Me 60 Yr Old Interm Knitte

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

              I am using a Rowan pattern (Shallot) from the book to use for this yarn to make a sweater for my daughter who lives in Florida. This yarn is perfect for a warm climate, it's recycled cotton, silk and viscose(?), and is a great weight and really cute pattern. My daughter is very "green" so I think she is really going to like the sweater!
              Cheers!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Product arrived prompty, in good condition. Nice way to buy yarn up here in Vermont. My local store doesn't always have the color or amount that I want.

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              4.0

              perfect for my pattern choice

              By Robinknits

              from New Hope, PA

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                Used this yarn in combination with summerspun to knit Rowan's Tilt sweater.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Perfect summer to fall yarn

                By rev deb

                from Tahoe Ca

                About Me Enthusiast, Long time knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters
                  • Vests

                  Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                  One of Rowan's most versatile yarns. Soft colors but good palette....I used for a few sweater projects and all were fun to knit.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Fast delivery service - ease of ordering is great.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this yarn

                  By Dragonladysun

                  from Bath, mi

                  About Me Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                    Blends greatly with cotton for a fall look. The little flecks of color in it would combine easily with a number of solids.

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                    4.0

                    Great yarn

                    By Suzy

                    from Bonners Ferry, Idaho

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                      I was looking for yarn for a summer sweater and this was perfect. I was also very attracted by the fact that it is recycled material and very good quality.

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                      5.0

                      An excellent warm weather yarn

                      By Tanya from Barbados

                      from Barbados

                      About Me Enthusiast

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good drape
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                        This yarn is great for wam weather. I live in the tropics and can wear it on the warmest of days. It is made up of recycled silk, cotton and viscoses. While it is not super soft to work with, it knits up quickly and drapes nicely.
                        Since it is recycled there are splashes of colour in each ball which adds to an overall depth of colour. This is subtle enough that it does not detract from stitch definition.

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