What a beautiful sweater, the color work is lovely.
But I can't really wear it, it's seen a lot of wear and tear.
So I decided to re-purpose it into a purse. I felted it in the washing machine to tighten the knitted fabric.
Then iron-on interfacing was added to stabilize it.
I used the measurements of the bag to create a lining. Every purse needs pockets too so I added those at this stage.
The handle from this thrifted beach bag will work very nicely.
I attached the handles before inserting the lining.
Then I added magnetic purse snaps to the lining before I seamed it in place.
I stitched the lining to the purse by hand for a soft finished edge,
and added a classic silver button.
Now I can enjoy this Fair Isle pattern more often than just on sweater days!