Not sure what I’m going to do when spring comes since I’ve become obsessed with repurposing and upcycling wool sweaters. This time instead of making a throw, I used merino wool sweaters from around the house, supplemented with some from ARC Thrift, to make this blanket. I threw them all into the washer and dryer, then used a rotary cutter to cut 6″ wide pieces of varying lengths from the sleeves and 12″ pieces from the fronts and backs of the sweaters, then stitched them into strips, serged the strips together, and serged all around the edges to finish. Part of my goal was creating something that would bring some color into a room that is pretty sedate (sage green walls and deep purple leather sofa)—one of my new year’s resolutions is: MORE COLOR!
Here is the result—the blanket, and the blanket draped over the leather sofa.