October 7, 2009

Quick Cashmere Knee Sock Recon

Filed under: Projects, Tutorials — laupre @ 12:14 pm


A while ago I thrifted this Cashmere hoodie that was so soft and warm and a lovely grey. Sadly, it was a little small and had a few holes along some of the seams, but I knew it would be great for a recon project. This morning my chilly toes were just calling out for some toasty socks and it clicked, I need some cashmere knee socks!


I snipped off the sleeves and cut some roughly foot shaped pieces from the hood to make the bottom of the sock. The end of the sleeve with the cuff would become the top of the sock.


I lined up the heel of my foot tracing with the seam on the sleeve. The wider toe part of the bottom lined up with the higher part of the sleeve that used to be the top of the shoulder.


Just a quick stitch around, attaching the bottom piece to the sleeve. Repeated for the other sleeve.

cashsocks 4

Sweet! Cashmere socks for under $5 and in less than 10 minutes.

The seams along the bottom are very subtle.



  1. Super idea 🙂

    Comment by Gulen — October 14, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

  2. thats a really good idea =)
    i only have the problem of loving my old jumpers too much though 😦

    Comment by josie — February 2, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

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