Transform a Wool Sweater into a Felted Vestcomments (5) February 22nd, 2013
Add a decorative stitch
Chunky yarn and a simple blanket stitch make a trim that's in perfect proportion to this lofty sweater. Choose a contrasting yarn for a splash of color, and apply it to the neckline and armhole raw edges.
1. Start the stitch. Thread a tapestry needle with yarn. Bring the needle up from the wrong side of the sweater about 3⁄4 inch from the raw edge. Pull the yarn through, leaving a 3-inch tail on the wrong side.
2. Complete the stitch. Working from left to right, carry the yarn over the raw edge of the sweater, and bring the needle up from the wrong side, 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 inch to the right of where you started the stitch. Keep the needle over the loop of yarn, as shown. Pull to tighten. Repeat. When you return to your starting point, knot the yarn ends together on the wrong side, and trim.
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