November 18, 2009 6:25 am
I finally did it! I found my first cashmere sweater at the thrift store! I was THRILLED when I found it! I’ve been looking for one for a long time.
I’m going to show you how to make it into this!
If you don’t have a cashmere sweater, any lightweight material will do.
The first thing I did was cut off my bottom ribbing.
Now cut it into equal strips, however your sweater will allow you to. Here’s how I portioned mine out.
I opened the sleeves so I could use them, too.
Here were the strips I ended up with.
Sew half of your strips together in one long piece. Do the other half separately. Then pin the two long strips together so it gets doubly wide. Stitch together.
What I did next, I forgot to photograph. I used hem tape to seal the edges. You can use that, extra sweater material or fold it over and stitch.
Here’s what it will look like. As you can see, I made a grid on the photo to show where we are going to gather it. I did it about every 8 inches horizontally, then about 2 inches from each edge.
With this knit, you can just gather it by gathering while you sew. As you can see, I just shoved pieces together and stitch it with a straight stitch. Its very easy and doesn’t take much time.
Here’s what it looks like after I did the horizontal stitches then the first vertical stitch.
If you want to add a little more, you can use extra sweater material to create a fringe.
Just sew them on to the end of your scarf. (It was a little too much on mine, but it’s an option!)
Here’s how it turned out…
I love the rufflyness of it. It looks like an extravagant collar.
Another thing you can do is add a button as a closure. I added it to one side then used some string to hold it in place. That way I can fold the scarf off tot he side and have it stay in place.
Don’t you just want to curl up in this??
I know this was two scarves in a row, but I had to post this one immediately because I’ve really been enjoying it.More warm weather tutorial coming this week!
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