Way back when, like last year, my sister gave me a bunch of sweaters to convert into cardigans. She saw my post, Unbiased Cardi, and wanted some! Well...let's just say I have been sitting on them...not making them into cardis. Ugh, I know, I'm a procrastinator.
When my sister came down, one of the days we finally worked on those sweater conversions. The first one was a polo-neck style:
We cut this one up the middle, sewed the front band towards the inside and sewed a hem up each side. Here is Kathy modeling:
Next, we took a cabled crew neck:
We cut it up the front and cut the sleeves down a bit. The sides were hemmed. Here is her modeling that one too:
So, for the last one, we did something very different. Well, not so different that we did not cut it up the front, but different enough. Here is the before:
This one was a cashmere turtleneck. We cut it up the front, but at a slight angle, cutting right through the turtleneck.
|Angle Cutting - In Action|
Then, we took some yarn that I used for the Fuzzy Wuzzy hat and scarf set last Christmas and crocheted it on the edge. Huh? Yes, we did a mixed media project!!
|Just Poke It Through|
We took a steel crochet hook and poked it through, grabbed the yarn and pulled it through. This part Kathy did, I was working on the other cardi conversions. She did a single crochet around the whole edge, then crocheted double crochets for two rows. Wait until you see it...pretty neat...
We looked through my button jar and found a nice Celtic silver button to cinch it closed. I'm proud of her! Here are a few more pics of it:
I can say we had a good 'ole crafting time with her sweaters. They all got a new lease on life when Old Man Winter hits Mass again this year. Kind of funny to see her wearing a sweater next to a cactus in the month of June.
Let me know if anyone else has done their own "cardi conversions"!