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Beautiful Denim Sweater

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Can’t wait to wear this knitted Denim Sweater this fall!  I have had this project on my To-Do list for a long time.  Finally found the right jackets one day when I dropped into the Goodwill.  Couldn’t pass up 2 denim jackets for $4 each!  Find yourself either a jean jacket or a denim vest and you’re ready to rock it.

I keep both a file folder on my computer and a physical file folder where I keep patterns I might someday want to make, and I quickly found my pattern and got busy.

Found my sharp seam ripper and I gently started taking the sleeves off the jacket.  I made a few mistakes a long the way and I had a small rip when my ripper went wild, but I doubt anybody but me could see it now.

One jacket has a darker wash to it and the other a more stone wash coloring.  So I bought brown yarn for the dark wash, and a denim mix color for the lighter jacket.

When I started the first sleeve I began it like most sleeves with a knit 1, purl 1 rib at the cuff.  Before I got too far, I got to thinking about the denim sleeve and thought, what the heck, why not use the cuff from the jacket as the cuff of the knitted sleeve.  So I got the seam ripper out again and removed the denim cuffs.  I started the knitted sleeve over without the ribbing and just worked the increases into the stockinette as the pattern recommended.  The Sleeves take no time to knit up and within a few days I had both sleeves for the first jacket ready to go.

I don’t have a sewing machine, and once these sleeves were finished I sure wish I had one.  Having a sewing machine would have made this next part a breeze!  But instead, I got out my needle and thread and did my best to hand sew the sleeves and cuffs.

I think the finished project looks great and while the jacket itself is slightly snug, the sleeves fit great.

I’ve got the sleeves just about finished for the 2nd jacket and once I get it complete, I’ll post it here.  This jacket fits me better, and I’m really looking forward to some cooler weather, especially as I sit here in Florida in the middle of August!

If you’d like to give this project a try, here is the Free Pattern.  It’s an easy and fun beginner project, and you’ll soon have a unique, one-of-a-kind knitted Denim Sweater.







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