InstructionsWash and felt sweater if desired.
Cut sleeves off from hand end up toward elbow as long as desired.
Cut 1" hole in side seam for thumb to poke out. Put your hand inside the sleeve and determine best spot for thumb hole.
If your sleeve is too wide, you can cut it and resew a new side seam to make it fit more snugly.
Be sure to leave thumb hole.
Cut cuffs off old shirt and ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Classic, Casual
Recycled wool sweater and silk blouse.
What was your inspiration?
Wanted a faster version of wool mitts than knitting! Wanted to try creative ideas.
What are you most proud of?
I struggled with the cuff. I tried to knit on a new cuff, and crochet on a border. Both didn't appeal to me. I had recently cut up a .50 cent silk shirt and was ironing it to use as fabric and was playing with the cuffs. Thought of making a cuff bracelet but then I saw the unfinished mitt and found the answer. I used the shirt buttons as decorations.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Some sweater arms are too loose and might fall off your hands. You might need to sew a new, tigher side seam. In this case, I also added a bit of "C" shaping to hug in at the wrist flaring at the thumb and wrist. Possibilities are endless. Play and experiement. I did put the button on the inside of the wrist as a design element and to make it super easy to button on and off. What ever type of cuff you put on, be sure it stretches enough, or opens enough to slide over your hand.