Iron Craft Challenge #3 – Fleece Blanket Sweater

The theme for this week’s Iron Craft challenge was Warm Up. At first I didn’t feel very inspired because I had just finished knitting the Sweetheart Mittens and couldn’t think of anything else warm I needed. I sewed my husband up a pair of flannel pajama pants to make sure I had something, but it wasn’t very creative or challenging.

Then I remembered an Eddie Bauer blanket sweater that I’d been wanting to knock-off. I took it out, looked at it and cringed at the thought of all that stockinette. Plus, I’d never get it done in the week and a half I had. Then it hit me, what else are blankets made of? Fleece. Why not make a version of the sweater in fleece?!
Iron Craft Challenge #3 - Fleece Blanket Sweater
Here is the finished sweater, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. This is not meant to be any fashionable where out sweater, this is a big, extremely warm, hug of a sweater/sweatshirt. It’s one to pull out on the coldest days when you just plan on hanging out around the house.
Iron Craft Challenge #3 - Fleece Blanket Sweater
I was able to fix somethings I didn’t like on the original sweater too, like a pulling button and, what I like to call, a mullet hem. I made this sweater without any pattern beyond the orignal one. Tomorrow, I’ll show you how I did it so you can knock off some of your favorites too.

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4 Comments to Iron Craft Challenge #3 – Fleece Blanket Sweater
    • DrRuss
    • What a great project. I really admire that you can do something like this (1) without a pattern and (2) so quickly. With all of the great patterned fleece out there, you could have one in every color/pattern. Once again–great work.

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