A while ago, Martha had a great idea for repurposing old wool sweaters. And after seeing Chris' cute rendition, I knew it was high time. I found two wool sweaters at the thrift store for $4 each. (The above was already felted before I remembered to take its photo.)
A few snips and a little sewing later, it's a child-sized cardi for Sawyer.
This one is Spenser's. She has worn it every day since I finished it. (And it's not even pink!) She prefers it over her winter coat. And so far she's still warm.
The only issue I had with these cardigans was the buttonholes. My machine is not cooperative with making buttonholes on felted wool. After a dozen or more attempts, I gave up. I cut the wool in Spenser's blue sweater, but I'm afraid it will stretch.
Should I do some hand-stitching? I made a few satin stitches around the bottom buttonhole, as the ribbing didn't felt as tightly as the rest of the sweater (and I didn't notice it until I had already cut out the pattern). I haven't made buttonholes in Sawyer's yet because I need your help. Any suggestions? Please?