Friday, September 23, 2016

Upcycled Knitwear

Get out those knitting needles and get ready to transform something old into something new once again.

Even knitwear and knitted goodies can be given a new lease on life. I’ve seen old sweaters become pet beds. Sweater sleeves become doggy jerseys (so something I have done myself) and old unwanted knitted goodies become an exciting new array of children’s toys.

Today we are sharing with you an exciting tutorial on how to turn an old beanie into a new, fun bag.

Upcycling can really be so much fun... and it’s also a great way to keep kids busy during the upcoming festive holidays. 

Pattern of the week

This really easy knitting pattern will help you to keep your toes cold this winter. Snuggle up with these on a chilly night, you can even wear them as bed socks to keep your toes warm.
They're so easy to make that you will find yourself making them for all your friends and family!

Tutorial of the week

Upcycled Beanie Bag


We just adore this idea of Upcycling an old winter beanie into a cute hand bag

What you will need
1 old beanie
A ball of yarn and knitting needles (we used Funky Strips yarn and 4.5mm knitting needles (Imperial and US needle size 7)
A button

  1. For the shoulder strap: Cast on 12 stitches. Knit as many rows as you need for the desired length of your strap, and to go around your beanie
  2. When your shoulder strap is complete, hand stitch it to your beanie
  3. For the button flap: Cast on 12 stitches and knit 50 rows.
  4. Cast off 6 stitches, and knit the desire length according to your button (you are knitting a loop that is going to go around your button.
  5. Cast off, bend around and stitch your cast off stitches end to the section where you previously cast off 6 stitches, to create your button loop.
  6. Centre your overlap and stitch it to the opposite opening of your beanie
  7. Fold it over and find the position where you will stitch on your button, mark and add button.

Your upcycled beanie bag is now complete, enjoy.

Happy Knitting!

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