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Sweater season is upon us! It might be a little early to break out the chunky knits right now, but it’s prime time for the lightweight cardigan or open poncho. I’ve been seeing a lot of loose and flowing cardigans and open kimono type sweaters out there and have been dying to get my hands on one. But then I realized I already had one.. in the form of a scarf! Which brings us to my most recent venture in DIY–the sweater wrap.
What you’ll need:
A scarf, shawl or strip of cotton/polyester/rayon fabric (preferably printed) approx. 3′ in width and 6′ in length. Cutting a hole in printed fabric is less noticeable than with a solid color.
A writing utensil
A dear friend to help you (optional)
First, place your scarf on either yourself or your dear friend (that you’ve convinced to help you through a bribe of cookies). Don’t forget to stand up straight with your arms at your sides.
Make sure that the ends of the scarf are even on both sides when it is draped.
Decide how much fabric you would like to fall in the front of the sweater and adjust the drape accordingly (I suggest around 15 inches). Next, use your writing device to mark the spot on the fabric where your elbows fall while the scarf is draped on you.
Then, create a 4-6 inch diagonal slit for the armhole.
Viola! You now have a super cute wrap for those breezy, late summer nights.
You can still use your new sweater as a scarf! Gotta love those multifunctional pieces!