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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (10)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Dyed evenly (4)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (12)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (5), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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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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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        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

          Verified Buyer

          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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              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

                  See all my reviews

                  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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                    5.0

                    Purelife yarn

                    By Margaret

                    from Bozeman, Montana

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                      I am currently knitting a sweater which I have tried several times before and this time seems to be the most successful.

                      The yarn is easy to work with and the color blend is beautiful. I can't wait to wear it.

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                      4.0

                      Ugly duckling swatch

                      By KadyQ

                      from Delaware

                      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Interesting Color

                      Cons

                      • Coarse

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                      My initial thought was I hated this yarn. I was all set to send it back. The yarn did in fact feel like string and it hurt my hands to knit until I loosened my grip. After my temper tantrum I washed my scraggly swatch with Dawn soap and conditioned it with a little Suave conditioner. Wow what a differnce. The yarn bloomed a bit and softened. Not super soft but certainly not scratchy - and it draped. I loved how it looked in the sunlight. It's worth trying to figure out how to knit with it. Make a swatch because it grows width wise.

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