Updating sweater with buttons


Convert a Pullover to a Cardigan Original Sweater : Banana Republic Chunky Knit Pullover Collar & Front Bands Yarn: Gjestal "Naturgarn #1" Color: 210 - Electric Blue Gauge: 14sts/20 rows over 4" Needles: #10 & #10.5 Type: Fusion Last year, at the end of the winter season I picked up a chunky wool hand knit funnel-neck shell from Banana Republic. I used regular sewing thread and a machine to do this. hey, now it's a vest~ And NOW the FUN ramps up even more! I'll use the yarn I harvest to finish off the bottom of the cardi with a few rows of ribbing. This is where, after you mark the center of the piece, sew a couple of rows of stitches vertically down the *Ladders* between stitches or through the vertical center of stitches themselves. In the same naughty way, you are doing something On Purpose that you usually avoid, in this case, actually using a sharp instrument to CUT the yarn! Here's what it looked like to begin with: I've opened the neck seams to get ready to frog the funnel down to the primary neck edge. That's right, add sleeves, a zipper and a new improved Crew Neck.



Then I used regular sewing thread to tack the Band Facing down.Because this yarn is rather fuzzy, the fiber itself will *grab* its other fuzzy neighbor fibers and they'll *handshake* together forming a solid join...Borrowing the instructions from a previous bulky pattern I designed, I knit new sleeves and sewed them into the armhole spaces. Chic Knits Cerisara is a lovely, lightweight feminine cardigan with simple-to-knit lace detailing and exquisite finishing.TAKE: one cheap end-of-season bulky wool shell ADD: 3 skeins of bulky NEON wool BLEND: in a Mock Turtleneck and Contrasting Sleeves SHAKE: with a Zipper ENJOY: the cheerful late-winter-bustin' COLOR! Knit in one piece, from the top down, using DK weight yarn knit at a worsted gauge.

Instructions included for both long sleeves and a sleeveless vest version.

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