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I’ve had this sweater sitting in my bedroom for a while.
My mom gave it to me. Someone else had given it to her, and it didn’t fit her. I wasn’t wild about the way it fit me, either, and knitter though I am the circular yoke cardigan thing is not really my style.
This sweater, which came from Old Navy, it about half wool, so I thought I would try to felt it. It may have gotten a little firmer in the wash, but not much.
After contemplating it for a while, I decided I really just wanted to use the arms, and what better way to reuse the arms of a sweater than as armwarmers? You can do it, too, if you have a sweater you’re not crazy about but that’s still warm.
What You’ll Need
- an old sweater (the wool content is nice, but not strictly necessary)
- yarn needle
What You’ll Do
- Cut the sleeves off the sweater. I did this as close to the armhole as I could, but you can make yours long or short as you like.
- My sweater didn’t unravel a bit when I cut it, but if yours does you might want to put some Fray Check on the edges, turn them over and sew them down (or use a permanent fabric glue like Fabric Fusion).
- Embellish the sleeves as you like. Because it’s that time of year, and I happened to have some fuchsia yarn on my desk, I stitched a little heart on each sleeve, but you can do flowers, some other basic shape or nothing at all. Or embellish with old buttons, rick rack, or whatever.
- Wear and be warm.
Anybody got any ideas for what to do with a sleeveless circular yoke cardigan?
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