DIY: Wordy Sweater

I've been seeing this trend in the fashion world a lot lately of letting your clothes do the talking, and I have to agree... if you have a lot to say, then why not wear it?? 

This is my sweet little DIY version. Ready to make your own talkative sweater? 


Stuff you'll need:

A sweater

A lightweight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease in Blush Heather)


Needle and thread

(Note: It is important that the yarn you use is not too heavy.  At first I tried using a heavier cotton yarn, but it's weight and made the sweater sag so I switched to a lightweight wool blend.)


1. Crochet a length of chain stitch.  Mine was about a yard long to create the word 'love'.  The length you need will depend on the length of your word and writing style. NOTE: If you don't crochet, you could easily braid several strands of yarn together for the same effect.

2. Layout the word on your sweater.  It took me some time fiddling with it to get the letters to look how I wanted them to. Also, be sure to try on the sweater to make certain the word falls where you want it to when you wear it. Then, just sew the yarn into place.

That's all there is to it. Now, you have a sweater that lets you speak without talking. I'm thinking of trying this project with ribbon, cord and other trimmings as well. I'll keep you posted!

So, if your sweater could talk, what would it say?