When you knit in public you can count me spying on your project, checking out your pattern, yarn and your ablility. I can't help myself. Some people will bend over and pet your dog, I count stitches. A very elegant woman was knitting this involved cardigan in the park. She explained she knit body top sleeve to sleeve with a cable and lace pattern. She picked up stitches for the mid sweater with a rib stitch which was brilliant because it pulled in the sweater to make it fitted to the body. Below the few inches of ribbing she knit out looser into a slight peplum. I commented that the peplum mimiked the design of the flared sleeves and she seemed please that I caught her design intention. She then told me that she couldn't find the yarn color she wanted so she bought a Goodwill sweater and washed and unraveled it! Who does that? Repurposing is excellent. Things should be handed down, passed around and kept out of the landfill. But yarn? No. I want my yarn springy with lots of body and life left, especially for garment knitting. I like to enjoy the yarn running through my fingers for hours and hours as I knit and I want my projects to endure the wear and tear I give it. Skimp on yarn? NEVER! You will never regret breaking the bank for good quality yarn.