This project was very popular last fall in the US, but I never got around to trying it. I was looking forward to trying it out coming up to Halloween, but as it is not actually cool at this time of year in Australia, getting the sweaters, or jumpers as we call them, was easier said than done!
I visited 4 different op shops trying to find anything knitted, but they had already sold out (it is spring here, and a hot spring at that). On the fourth stop, the lovely lady allowed me to dig through a storage bag to find some. I was not game to tell her that I was actually planning on cutting them up. *blush*.
The best ones I have seen use ribbed or cable knit sleeves to create the lines on the outside of a pumpkin. None of the jumpers I could find had that on the sleeve, but they did in the body, so I just folded them over and sewed them into a tube before cutting. Worked like a charm. Hover over the images for step by step instructions if you’d like to try this for yourself at home.
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