More upcycling: sweaters into scarves

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Consumers with cashmere sweaters they no longer want to wear can already send them to teddylux to have them converted into stuffed animals. For those who prefer upcycling with a more utilitarian result, however, there's now Reknit, which turns old sweaters into scarves and other practical goods. Each month, Reknit will unravel old sweaters and re-knit them into a different item; this January, it's scarves. Consumers begin by choosing from two different scarf styles—each priced at USD 30—and sending their old sweaters to Boston-based Reknit. Then, “my mom will turn your old sweater into a new scarf,” as the site's…

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