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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
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RowanPurelife Revive
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (8)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Good weight (5)
  • Dyed evenly (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (9)
  • Scarves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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

 

Not for me

I was very disappointed with this yarn. It was not soft and felt synthetic. I frequently knit with 100% linen yarns and am used to the stiffness and corseness of linen, but this...Read complete review

I was very disappointed with this yarn. It was not soft and felt synthetic. I frequently knit with 100% linen yarns and am used to the stiffness and corseness of linen, but this felt to be synthetic. The first yarn I have ever returned to WEBS.

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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.

    • 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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      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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        • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice weight and hand.

            By Anne42

            from Baltimore

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

              Thanks

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Service

              By Mupthegrove

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Intermediate knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lightweight sweater
                • Shawls

                Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                I was happy to find this yarn when I ran out of yarn on a shawl I was knitting. It arrived quickly. It also knitted up beautifully and shows the lace pattern perfectly.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Not for me

                By Deborah

                from Washington, DC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Felt Synthetic

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                    I was very disappointed with this yarn. It was not soft and felt synthetic. I frequently knit with 100% linen yarns and am used to the stiffness and corseness of linen, but this felt to be synthetic. The first yarn I have ever returned to WEBS.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Excellent service. Processed my return (and my replacement yarn) quickly.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn

                    By Yarn girl

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Rowan Purelife Revive:

                      I have knitted 2 sweaters with this lovely yarn. The texture softens after washing, and the drape is good. Stitch definition is nice and cables pop. My husband has worn his for 2 years and it looks like new. It is a wonderful green conscious yarn, perfect for Spring and Fall layering. I will make more sweaters with this yarn.

                      This yarn does not hide flaws and I would not recommend it for a beginning project.
                      It does not felt.

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