Wednesday, April 01, 2015

More Sweater Refasions

If I find a sweater with good fiber content and a very loose knit at the thrift store, I snap it up. The fit or style doesn't matter, since I plan to unravel it for knitting. I can make up to 6 pairs of mittens from one sweater. Once I made a scarf, a hat, and 4 pairs of mittens from one 100% wool (woolrich) sweater. Above is a pair of mittens I was working on using up odd bits and ends from unraveling sweaters.
And below is another sweater skirt! This one is 100% cashmere, so soft and so warm. Since the sleeves were raglan, I had to put patches in the sides. And since it was kind of short, I used one of those sleeves to fashion a separate, added on waist band giving  a little more length. This is my last sweater skirt of the season; I love them, but I am anticipating warmer weather soon. (Those are the wool socks I wear inside my boots.)


Eimear Greaney said...

fabulous - lucky find of cashmere..........

jennifer elliott said...

So envious of your cashmere find ... Love the stripey skirt. Nice job.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

RanchHouse said...

Love sweater refashions anytime.
Thanks for sharing.
Mary @ RanchHouse Wednesday Editor of the Day (EOD)