Monday, April 22, 2013

Cotton Cables

I've had this vest for a while now. It was one of my favorites for years. Of course, now it hangs off me, armholes clearly too large - but I think with just a little tweak, it could be totally wearable again.

Cotton Cables - Before
Also, this before picture was about 20 pounds ago.

All I had to do was take up the shoulders a bit. I turned the vest inside out and pinned a few inches down from the original shoulder seams.

Cotton Cables - In Progress

Then I used a zig-zag stitch to make sure the knitting doesn't unravel.

Cotton Cables - In Progress

I carefully trimmed off the excess as close to the stitching as possible without snipping the threads.

Cotton Cables - In Progress

Still plenty loose (it is an XL after all), but I kind of like the blouse-y effect. And now the armholes are much more reasonable.

Cotton Cables - After

Cotton Cables Before & After


  1. I love cabled sweaters, too. I think it's even cuter after you modified it.

  2. I am so happy to see this refashion. I too have a knitted vest that I am in the midst of refashioning. However, it is actually hand knit to begin with so I decided to take the shoulders apart and reknit them. The whole this has been taken apart now - just need to do the knitting.


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  3. I like the refashion much better. The higher neckline is prettier and take it from someone who knows, it's better to cover up that thin skin from the sun. It ages faster than just about any other skin on your body!

  4. Ooh, and so cute with the shorts, too!

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