Previously-loved sweaters are cozy and warm, so why not give them a second life? Up-cycling is so rewarding. My mother always taught me not to waste as she lived through difficult war times… So here goes…
Quite a stack of tones of grey and blue. They don’t need to be very “matchy”. The real charm comes from the blend of textures and knits.
Cut the squares....
I decided on a 9″ square so that I could get quite a few out of the pieces like the sleeves and across the fronts. You could use smaller as well. Larger sizes will leave more waste. Since the knits are stretchy there is some “forgiveness” in the exact shapes.
The Pattern Plan
Quite a stack came from 6 sweaters. 81 squares! ( 9 x 9) 9" squares = almost 81" For the backing I up-cycled a soft bedsheet. The square will be in a random arrangement
Assembling the squares
Since I have a three thread serger, I used it to piece random couples. I was hoping for a random pattern, and only tried not to have same colours next to each other. I then added doubles, etc