A couple years ago, the Mr. put a few pairs of cashmere blend knee-high socks in my stocking at Christmas. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I now count cashmere blend wool socks as a necessary luxury. They keep me soooo toasty warm and comfortable all winter long.
Now I have more than a few pairs, but some of my earliest pairs grew holes on the heels and toes. Such a bummer. A friend of mine showed me a pair of wrist warmers she made with old socks, so this year I blatantly stole her idea and made a few of my own!
This is an easy project and a great way to get more use out of wool socks. Since they are not cheap, it would seem such a shame to throw them away when only the bottoms are thin and full of holes.
1. First, cut the socks at the ankle.
2. Next, pull them up on your forearms and look to see where your thumb hits. Cut a little slit there.
3. Thread a needle with a matching or complimentary thread and stitch around the thumb hole for reinforcement. You could do the same around the top edge, but I’m lazy and skip this.
4. All done! A lovely pair of wrist warmers. Perfect for keeping drafts out of coat sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, or simply wearing around the house when you still need your fingers unencumbered by gloves. They are just as toasty on your arms as they were on your legs.
How do you re-purpose worn out clothing? Please share your ideas in the comment section below.