wool, angora, nylon blend?
I just visited a different Salvation Army store today and found a few more 100% wool sweaters including a nice thick 100% merino wool sweater. The only catch is it's orange .. bright orange.
eta- I usually shoot for 80% wool, but : sometimes you gotta work with what you have.
As for that bright orange-- you can "muddy it up" by dyeing it with blue or purple koolaid! Test it on a scrap first, but you could get a nice warm brown.
eta again-- check out http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html for wool dyeing instructions (it's written for yarn, but any wool will take it)
Thixle, thanks for the info on dyeing wool. I've had so much fun dyeing my flannel for the very baby dipes I'm making, I never even thought to make the wool covers look a little more snazzy.
Ekk I am so excited to read this I have been looking and looking for he answer to this.. I found a PERFECT sweet and oh so soft sweater out of this same blend.. But mine is rabit, it accually says rabit not angora?? I was very hesitant to cut it up because it might fit my oldest DD and i might still let her wear it during the christmas season if she will (its a turtleneck) but am looking forward to upcycling this as soon as I get some practice I want this one to be very pretty I just love it and the color...