In the article I explain how to make these socks- super-quick felted footwear for lounging around the house. I originally posted about these socks over at the Craft Addicts page.
Then I wanted to make a second pair and make them long enough for tucking into Xtra-tufs, so I modified the design a bit, and now have a new tutorial featuring the socks pictured below. So, check out the tutorial after the jump or go here for the shorter version!
Tutorial: From Sweater Sleeves to Socks
For these socks I used a 50% wool, 50% acryclic sweater. I knew the yarn wouldn't felt properly, but I couldn't resist the less itch factor (I get the major itchies from wool). So, here goes . . .
Tools: sweater, scissors, sewing machine with thread. pins
Start with a cozy sweater you find. This time I didn't even use 100% wool- so just see what you can find!Pull the arms onto your legs like socks and figure out how long you want your socks to be. With shorter socks, I simply cut the arm and seamed up the toe.
Put on your sock-arm inside out and place it over the sock bottom. Pin the bottom of the sock to the upper part. Again, I did this with my foot modeling the entire time, but I'm sort of risky so you might want to try this with, say, your sister's foot or something.Now you have two pinned socks that are inside-out. As you can see these are fraying because they are not wool so they didn't really felt. I am using a sewing machine so I think it will be okay, but don't try this method if you are going to hand stitch your sockies.
Now flip your new socks right side out and get cozy!