Friday, October 29, 2010
Stockings from a sweater
It is pretty straight forward to use a pattern and get a stocking cut from the body of the sweater, but it took a little more innovation to get the stockings from the sleeves. I may have to try to put a tutorial together. It turned out to be pretty easy, but I had to tweak it a bit from where I started. Second one always goes faster.
I went to the Goodwill store the other day looking for a couple sweaters for stockings, and if I picked sweaters with a pink tag, they were only $.99. I went out of the store with an armful. They filled two washer loads when I got home. I didn't buy any to wear for myself, but there were some really nice sweaters. If I don't sell the stockings I get made at this show, I will probably be bringing an armful of sweaters back to Goodwill after the show. My picture does not really do these justice. The green yarn has metallic gold through it and the knitted weave is pretty open, so the red felt I used to line these shows through. I figure I should be able to sell these for at least $15, so I could make $60 from one sweater that cost me $.99. Yes, I have to add the cost of felt, but that adds a minimal amount. They actually go together pretty quickly, so my time is also at a minimum.
I have a couple other sweater stockings done that are completely different and quite unique. I am hopeful that sweater stockings will be a good addition to my offerings.