Monday, May 15, 2006

yarn interrupted


whipup


This weekend I decided to challenge myself to make a project for Whiplash. The assignment was yarn and at once my mind was racing. I love to knit and there are many an unfinished project sitting around the house but I knew that I would not have the time to start/finish a knitting project in four days. My next challenge was to think of something quick and fun to do and then I remembered a few wool sweaters I had sitting around ready to go to Goodwill. I decided to try and transform one of them seeing that the sweaters are made of wool/yarn. This is the result.

First I started with a 100% wool pull over and felted it in the washer and dryer.


I then cut the neck and front open to make a cardigan and embellished it with a bit of leftover fabric.


It was a lot of fun and I truly enjoy the end result.

27 comments:

quenna said...

What a great idea!

Rebecca said...

that is so cool. i love the colors! your ribbon is nice and your applique pieces are lovely too. what a great project.

nonlineargirl said...

That is freaking gorgeous. It is just so cool looking - I love the shape and the ribbon on orange. Too bad for me you can't felt in a front-loading washer. And worse, that I am untalented in this area.

VDOprincess said...

Awesome idea! I have this men's wool pullover I've been wanting to revamp....love the finished product. (Orange is the best color ever, I think.)

A&P said...

Very cool, very crafty. I'm not surprised!

mo said...

It looks lovely! Funny we are both from Portland and both repurposed the good ole' second hand sweater for whiplash this week! Great colors too!

lorinda said...

So cute!

stephanie said...

cute! love the ribbon detail.

creative kismet said...

Wow, thsi is really great! Love the orange and green together!

Bitterbetty said...

that is so darn cute!
Great work..
Are you planning on keeping the rest of the sweaters now??
;)

katy said...

LOVE the colors. A great idea!

Linda said...

Aren't you glad you didn't give that to the Goodwill! That is so totally adorable. I love the ribbon tie. My friend uses the sleeves of old sweaters and makes them into cute little scarves with fabric details and button closures. I love the recycling possiblities.

LittleMissMeshell said...

That looks wonderful! I love the shape and the ribbon and the fabrics you embellished with, it looks great on you :)

Meshell xx

shim + sons said...

WOW! Great sweater. The green + floral print is my favorite fabric!

Violet & Rose said...

Hi and Congratulations !

Loved it from the minute I spied it, the colours, the style, that ribbon. It's gorgeous. Hope it has many more happy outings in it's new form, rather than a boring old jumper (or sweater)

Nichola said...

Great job! Looks fabulous.

susan said...

great colors! great idea! now i can felt something for myself instead of my kids! love your color combonations too... good work.

Crystal said...

Wow...this looks so pretty!

Gina said...

Great job!

Toni said...

This is so great! The ribbon tie really is the perfect touch. I have a green wool sweater i think I would like to try this on. Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol said...

brilliant! love the colors too.

futuregirl said...

What an amazing transformation! The colors, the ribbon, the fabric for the flower, and the flower's simple and elegant lines all work together perfectly. Very stylish - it looks like you bought it from Anthropologie for a bazillion bucks.

yaiAnn said...

So pretty! What a great job! I love the green and orange together. Fabulous idea!

lera said...

very cute!!

Lolly said...

Congratulations on the WhipLash win! That is really great!

Your creation is really amazing - what vision and artistry! I just adore the resulting garment! It looks fabulous on you, and I love the ribbon and fabric details! ;)

Best wishes,
Lolly

deb said...

soo cute! You should be on HGTV's Styleicious! Love that show! :)

deb said...

soo cute! You should be on HGTV's Styleicious! Love that show! :)