Saturday, 18 February 2012

Upcycled Cardi Challenge and Stockholm Scarf Giveaway Winner

The Stockholm Scarf Celebration Giveaway winner is.... Bee, who posted this thoughtful comment:

"Congratulations on your lovely pattern's well-deserved popularity! I've had Stockholm queued up on The Rav ever since the weather turned a touch icy here in Somerset.
Were I to get the chance to knit Stockholm in a Tanis colourway, I think I'd have to plump for Mallard. All that blue-green sheen would zing up my winter clothing for sure!"

congratulations,Bee !! 


I was totally blown away by the sheer volume of comments. It takes a lot of time to go through all the comments, but it's so exciting to make one knitter feel really special and get the yarn they want for their Stockholm Scarf!

I've been thinking about doing a little upcycling with the old wardrobe lately ( mainly because I'm trapped in maternity clothes and they are getting kind of old). Consider this:  


This is a lovely (and expensive!)sweater from Anthropologie, a store filled with clothes I would love to own but most days cannot afford.  I pinned it ages ago as something that I thought would be an amazing project for up-cycling a cardigan- adding knitted ribbing, and embroidering on the stitches.

It occurred to me the other day that I have a cardigan this colour that I hardly ever wear (although more simple, without the reversed seams of this one), because I find it sort of blah. and I certainly have some cream coloured yarn in my stash. I already have everything I need! So- this is my public declaration of taking on recreating (more or less) this sweater at home. Let's see how well I do! I'll be sure to keep careful notes, in case this is a wonderful upcycling success and others wish to give it a go. of course, it could just as easily be a yarn bombed disaster that doesn't look stylish at all.... Stay tuned!

23 comments:

owlmazingmakes said...

I think that's a great idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sherral said...

Love the idea! Excited to see how it turns out!

CU@5 said...

What a great idea!

Tanis said...

I can't even tell you how excited I am about your upcycling project! I'm on the edge of my seat. Good luck!

Allison said...

That is a gorgeous sweater - good luck with the project! I'm excited to see how it turns out.

Denise said...

I love that cardi! I hope you give it. Try and show us the results, I bet it will look amazing :-)

Evelyn said...

Knowing how creative and talented you are, I have no doubt your upcycled cardigan is going to look incredible. Grand idea -- we're all waiting with bated breath. Oh, no pressure or anything! ; )

Meg said...

I'm so excited to see how it turns out!! the sweater is so pretty.

Jessica said...

Most of the time I'm not brave enough to consider upcycling my wardrobe, let alone actually doing it! I can't wait to live vicariously through your result!

Erin Kate said...

I pinned that sweater too, can't wait to see what you do!

Maryse said...

I never thought of that! I look forward to seeing the metamorphose!

Katie said...

Ooo, I love this idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

caknitter said...

Great idea! I can't wait to see the results.

christine m. said...

love this idea! and i have every confidence that you will turn it into something both beautiful and amazing! good luck!

Entre Nous said...

Well, why won't my brain cooperate and throw out ideas like this :}

Tiffany said...

Very cool! I'd love to see how it comes out. I wouldnt know how to even approach it.

Bee said...

Thanks again for picking my comment out, Julie - I am so thrilled, and can't wait to get my needles into Stockholm. You've put a big grin on my face on a Sunday night - what a way to end my weekend!

I think your cardi plan is fabulous - that Anthropologie sweater makes me think of creeping frost. Looking forward to seeing the results!

Bee x

Noas' Libellule said...

Congratulations to Bee and a great idea about the cardigan! Cannot wait to see the result!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Ooh, pretty and interesting! Looking forward to seeing your version.

Ms. Becca said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to see how you do it :)

Jacey said...

That sounds like a neat idea! Congrats to Bee on winning!

margaux said...

love this julie!! GO GO GO! :-) you can do it!

Patience Meliora Blythe said...

How do you add knitting to an already knitted sweater? What is this technique called? Thanks!!!