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Earth friendly fashion has never been so glamorous! This cropped T-shirt shaped sweater has been made entirely from salvaged materials which have been transformed into a colorful alternative to fur or feather texture. I hand dyed cotton fabric and yarns in single and multiple dye baths to achieve a variegated effect. The colors appear and disappear and blend together in an elegant painterly way. Wear the sweater forward or backward to take advantage of the different necklines. Bust 34" (86.4cm). 14"(35.5cm) long. Dry clean. US shipping is included in the price and international rates reflect the same savings.

Rag knits have been my signature technique since the 1980s. I dye a variety of all cotton salvaged fabrics and reclaimed yarns in multiple dye baths. I tear the fabric in strips and combine it with bundles of the yarn to make the "yarn" for these pieces. The colors are varied shades of blue, yellow, green, gray, pink, purple, red, tan, and peach. All rag knitted items are one of a kind because of the variety of materials and the random placement of colors and textures.

The sweater has short sleeves knitted onto the body in a dropped shoulder manner. This sweater is 14" (35.5cm) long measured from the shoulder to the bottom and is 30" (76.2cm) wide measured across the sleeves which extend approximately 6" (15.2cm) long from the edges of the body of the sweater. The sweater has a 34" (86.4cm) bustline measurement. It is truly a statement article of clothing and a great element for layering. A round of crochet at the neckline finishes the garment and prevents it from stretching. The label is attached at the shoulder so the garment doesn't have a defined front or back.

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Laura S. Fisher

Upcycled Multicolor Cropped Handknit Rag Sweater, Hand Dyed Hand Knit Sweater, Ecofashion, Bust 34" (86.4cm), Free US Shipping

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: all cotton fabric, all cotton yarn, low impact dye
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Favorited by: 382 people