I'm proud to say that I have a contribution to the group this week as well. I made myself 3 pairs of cashmere socks and a pair of cashmere pants for my daughter. Hooray!
Both the socks and the pants were made from sweater sleeves and were ridiculously easy to make. As an added bonus, they were much more affordable than buying cashmere socks (I mean, I love them, but yeesh!) , AND I'm repurposing something that has already seen use and I love that.
I picked up the sweaters for $1 a piece at a garage sale and since I only really used the sleeves, I still have lots of cashmere fabric left to work with. (hats, perhaps?)
|I was realllly tempted to make these into socks for myself but they are pretty cute on her|
If you want to make your own socks, here's a super simple how-to.
(I was sewing outside on my deck, so pardon the not-so-great photos...)
First, I turned the sweater inside out. In order to size the socks correctly, I stuck my foot into the sleeve, pulling the sweater cuff up past my ankle until it felt like a comfortable height. I plan to wear these in my hiking boots so I kept in mind the height of my boots as well.
I then pinned above my toes, being mindful of the curve of my toes. You could cut them straight across but I wanted my socks to be fitted. This sweater fit the width of my foot well so I didn't have to worry about taking it in any on the sides.
I cut the sleeve off just above the pins and then used it as a pattern for the other sleeve/sock.
After that, I just sewed up the toe using a straight stitch first then going back over it with a zig zag. After they were sewn, I flipped them right-side out and there you have it! Socks!
Eso si que es! (s.o.c.k.s. - sorry, jr. high spanish joke)
I don't think my chicken was that impressed but I'm tellin' ya, my feet feel like they're walking on clouds. Not bad for a buck, huh?
What have you made for yourself lately?