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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 fiber, 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
$12.50 skein $8.75 skein
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RowanPurelife Revive
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (13)
  • Good weight (10)
  • Knits quickly (7)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Soft (4)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (15)
  • Scarves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Artist (6), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Beautiful and workable yarn

By zippyartist

from Georgia, USA

About Me Artist, Crocheter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Crochets beautifully
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

    I have crocheted two cowls with this yarn in different colors and they have a gorgeous drape and feel. The weight is light enough to make this a three-season cowl. The marling in the yarn is beautiful and I love that it is made from recycled fibers. I plan to buy more of this yarn to make gifts.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Results!

    By Retired to Knit

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Ends Fray Significantly

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

    Finished garment has a lovely hand, and the heathered tones are lovely, but still do a good job of showing pattern.

    Service and delivery comments:

    This is a #1 resource for matching dye lots when I'm running low! Staff is very helpful and my order arrives quickly so I can keep knitting.

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    • No

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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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        • No

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        2.0

        Not as pictured

        By Cindy

        from St Paul, MN

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        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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          • No

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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

            See all my reviews

            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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                • No

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