DIY- turtleneck to cardi conversion
I loved the color of this periwinkle blue cashmere turtleneck. I don't wear turtlenecks all that often, because like most New York apartments, my apartment is often over heated. If I were living back in Boston, I would be wearing turtlenecks all the time.
I knew I would be cutting the sweater open to make a cardigan. I just wasn't sure how I would edge it. I went with a fold over elastic. For those of you who don't sew, that's the satiny elastic that often is used to edge polar-fleece. I'm not sure if I love the edging. It will do for now. If I come up with a more clever idea I will replace the elastic with something cuter.
I have reached the point where I'm sick of winter and don't want to wear my winter coats any more despite it's being cold out. When I went out for a walk, I layered my new cardigan over a merino wool one and wore a leather jacket and a big scarf over the whole thing. That way, I can pretend that it's springtime.
The tutorial follows. If any of it is unclear, let me know and I can clarify.