How to Embellish a Basic Sweater with Two Stitchescomments (55) January 28th, 2016
Embellish a ready-to-wear sweater with lazy daisys
I often find myself longing for beautiful boutique sweaters, but their $100, $200, and sometimes $300 price tags stop me in my tracks. Here's an easy way to turn a basic sweater into a fabulous find. I bought a new sweater with a wide, scooped neck, but you can use this technique on any sweater you find. It's a great way to spruce up a thrift find or something you already have in your closet. It's also a wonderful gift idea for that fashionable friend on your list.
Supplies you'll need:
- A sweater
- Yarn - Make sure your yarn is the same material as your sweater. If you're stitching on wool, use wool; on cotton, use cotton, and so forth. My sweater is a washable wool blend, so I used washable wool yarn.
- Large tapestry needle
I don't use a hoop when working on knitwear because it stretches out the fabric far too much. I use my fingers to add any tension I may need while stitching. You can use any stitch you wish when working on knits, but I liked the idea of a bunch of lazy daisies densely packed on one shoulder and then scattering out down the front and back of the sweater.
How to make a lazy daisy with a French knot center
The first petal of a lazy daisy is just a detached chain stitch. Start your stitch as you would a chain stitch, bringing your yarn up through the sweater and down into the same hole, making a loop.
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