DIY Baby Sweater from Scarf and Scraps
When it gets cold, I put my trust in wool and cashmere. Naturally, I want my baby to don the fine threads, too. I had a plaid cashmere scarf laying around that I never wore (no wonder) and some old scraps from a dress. The scarf looked just the right width to make a sweater. I poured a glass of red and went for it – no ruler, no pins, no cut outs (all this definitely not because I can do this with my eyes closed)… I used one of his sweatshirts as a guide but not expecting much as the final outcome, I only took a few quick pictures.
I sowed the sides together, but figured it would be more comfortable with a bit of stretch. I had enough gray knit scraps to extend the sides and for two sleeves (one of which definitely got gypped :) And right around here I started feeling pretty hopeful!
Cuff the sleeves, add a collar of sorts, patches on the elbows and magic! I’m thinking that this cashmere alchemy is very fun!
Here is my little man, sporting his homemade longies and new sweater.I hope this is helpful to someone out there. I am always looking for DIY sweater ideas, so please share if you have one!