Sweater re-make

For some reason, I love projects that involve making something new out of something older. If you look at my delicious links, many of those are refashioning, recycling, upcycling, whatever you want to call it type links. I rarely take the time to do any of them, though. But this week, I did! I followed this tutorial for turning a turtleneck sweater into a cardigan. It was really easy and quick too! I wish I had a before picture, but it was really just a basic turtleneck sweater. There were no major problems with it. It shrunk a bit (I’m sure it is that and not any other reason it could be tight :)), and the turtleneck part was a bit itchy since it had some component of natural fibers in it. Anyway, I followed the tutorial and ended up with this:

From November 2010

Shh… don’t tell anybody that my “button” today was a scrapbooking brad. 🙂

I just did a simple crocheted shell border around the raw edges.

I may have to refashion more of my old sweaters! Instant gratification type project, that’s for sure!

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