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Topic: Kiddie Cardie Legwarmers Redux  (Read 2908 times)
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« on: December 15, 2004 04:46:21 PM »

Heya, don't know if anyone's posted this as I'm usually lurking in the knitting and crochet boards but this is the best idea for xmas and you can make believe you made them from scratch! Impress snotty family members!!
Take a kid's sweater or cardigan (i use kids' cause im wee and theyre cheaper at the sally ann) and rip apart the seam where the sleave joins the sweater.  you may need to tidy this up; use ribbon in a pretty colour....and you're done! instant legwarmers!
 I got the idea from seventeen magazine years ago but now legwarmers cost so much and its xmas i thought i'd post!
(bonus: i could never have done all this fair isle b4 xmas)
sorry its poo to take a photo of your own leg.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004 02:43:18 PM »

That's a great idea. Now I have to raid my little cousins closet when I go there for X-mas *plots*

« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004 10:02:50 AM »

cute idea. by the way, there are always millions of crazy pattern sweaters at thrift shops- usually for a dollar or two..
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004 05:46:29 PM »

Oooooh. nice.  now i need to go raid my sister's closet.... *lurks off and grabs her sweater*

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2004 07:33:58 PM »

i got an argyle print sweater at salvation army and i used that for my leg warmers. needless to say i got tons of compliments on them!!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2004 09:06:41 AM »

i got an argyle print sweater at salvation army and i used that for my leg warmers. needless to say i got tons of compliments on them!!

I used an argyle sweater to make a diaper cover (aka wool soaker) for my youngest.  Loooooooove argyle!!  :-D

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2004 10:16:59 AM »

I made some out of a really thick and stretchy black sweater--not really for the looks, but because it actually keeps my legs warm!! I didn't even finish the end (the side closer to the body of the sweater), I just kind of fold it under.

« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2004 10:33:30 AM »

wow those are neat.. i know what you mean...legwarmers are really expensive now even at ragstock  Tongue
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