Yes, You can destroy a nice scarf and yet do good. I got this scarf and never use it, I love the colors but it was too long for me. Now I decided to re use it. I started to open it and roll it to a ball. I opened only half of it - still a lot of opening to to. It is wool and furry so many of the stitches are kind of felted - so I stop and open it. Slow job, but I think that it is a good idea any way.