Back to Knit November... I thought you might like to see this knit sweater upcycling project I finished this week. Having grown up in the Northwest, I have acquired quite the collection of wool sweaters over the years, and this one is one of the oldest. I can remember picking out this Woolrich beauty at JCPenneys when I was around 13. I absolutely adored it. Don't judge- besides the fact that I grew up pretty sheltered, the Northwest weather tends to encourage lots of fleece (we call these street jams- as in pajamas), water proof outerwear, and chunky, wool Icelandic sweaters (commonly referred to by my husband as wooly beasts). Practical? Yes. High fashion? No. So, my beloved sweater had holes in it, and, let's face it, it's not exactly stylish. It was time to give it a new purpose. So I decided to smock the back.... Because.... why not? Then I buttoned the front and cut out a rectangle, with the buttons down the middle.
I attached that to the smocked piece, and voila! A pillow with button closure. I think it needs pompoms on the corners, but it's purdy cute, don't you think?
Then I had just the top part left with the all the bears and geese and a cute little log cabin.... So I made Cassidy a skirt. I hemmed it using a blanket stitch (by hand with yarn).
The sleeves are all that's left from the original sweater.... And I've got a plan....
What are you making? Post it to Facebook or Instagram and use #knitnovember. Search #knitnovember to see what others have posted. You kids are crafty! Keep it comin'!