I love to felt, bead and make things my own! I have been thinking about doing is Upcycled sweater for a while.
Step 1: Getting ready
The fist step is to find a wool sweater at a thrift store. The one I am working with for this instructable is a lambs wool men's sweater (about 1 size too big) that I purchased last winter for $4.
I ran it through the the washer on a hot/cold cycle with something in the washer to help agitate the fibers like tennis balls or sneakers. This is a form of wet felting and it will set the sweaters yarn making it ready to pin felt.