As Valentine’s Day is approaching, I was looking for something red to post, and I suddenly remembered this red sweater I have made from reclaimed yarn.
The pattern is A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund, and it’s a very good pattern for beginners who want to learn how to make a sweater. What I like about it is its retro shape, it reminds me of the 1950s.
The yarn, as I have mentioned earlier, is a reclaimed Red Heart yarn from one of my first projects, a cardigan that never fitted me: it was extremely large at the shoulders, and too narrow at the waist. Therefore, I’ve reused the yarn, but it curled a little bit. I think this shows mostly at the ribbing.
It’s still a very beloved sweater. Red is my favourite colour, so I wear it often in winter. When I try to recycle materials for ecological reasons, but I don’t use the final product, it feels like a waste; however, if I wear it more often than not, as in this case, it’s a very big win-win situation. Bonus points: I’ve just been given an excuse to start a section on my blog for retro clothing… 😉