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Goal: 36
Start: #28
Current: 29

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Making Mittens from Recycled Sweaters? Re-purposing.

I don't have a wool sweater lying around, but..........would love some input on this.

Has anyone tried it?  Has anyone seen this method before?  So would you be limited to a pair of mittens from one sweater because you're cutting it from the ribbing that would at your waist?

Might a sleeve be large enough for a small pair of mittens?

I can't say that I'm a fan of the 3 cross stitch type X's or button, but ...What about the general idea here?  Is a sweater sufficiently think enough to provide enough warmth for hands?

I post this with all my questions in hopes of getting some good input from all you who visit Bridge and Beyond, even if you're not a knitter or crocheter.  Is this an idea that would help us donate more mittens?

HATS:  252
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)   198
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


  1. I haven't tried it but it looks pretty easy. Although I would probably use a sewing machine myself I don't trust my hand stitching.

    1. I think sewing with a machine would be stronger. When I first saw this I thought it would be wise to double stitch if doing it by hand.

  2. I have never seen any mitts made this way. I have seen mitts made by felting wool sweaters.

    1. Good to know, thanks for input and your visit.

  3. I don't sew but I thought this was clever use of something that might be discarded. Haven't tried it though.

  4. If anyone does try it, hope they'll let us know how it works.


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