BEFORE & AFTER: DIY CROPPED KNIT
25th May 2012
Winter is the perfect time for wrapping up in cosy knits, so today I’m going to show you how to make the perfect cropped version out of a men’s secondhand jumper. Perfect for those cold nights and also kind on your bank balance, what more could you want? The cropped knit I have made is slightly longer at the back – so the winter breeze doesn’t get in! Although I wouldn’t usually recommend cutting into knit fabric (due to the chances of it unravelling), I have found that if you stick to separating the seams of store bought knits (which are usually made from pieces of knit rather than actually knitted as one), you won’t experience too much fraying.
- an oversized knit
- a needle and thread that matches the colour of your knit
1. The first thing to do is carefully separate the side seams of the knit (making sure not to unravel the surrounding threads) up to the height that you want the crop to sit. I separated mine to about 5cm below the arm holes.