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Rowan Purelife Revive

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  • Fiber Content: 36% Recycled Silk/ 36% Recycled Cotton/28% Recycled Viscose
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/137yd
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Italy

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.


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Purelife Revive
 
4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (14)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Soft (5)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (16)
  • Scarves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (6), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ugly duckling swatch

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

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 23 customers

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5.0

Lovely to knit with but I think it has been discontinued.

By Rob

from Australia

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about false Purelife Revive:

    It has been discontinued I believe, so no more chances to buy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 false 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 false 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 false 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 false 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not as pictured

          By Cindy

          from St Paul, MN

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about false 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 false 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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 false 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 false Purelife Revive:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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 false 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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