One night while out on a smoke break, I looked at a sidewalk tree outside our building and thought, “Man, that is one sad tree. It looks cold and wet and pathetic. It needs a sweater!”
I went home and whipped one up, it only took an hour and a half to knit. Then another fifteen minutes or so, standing outside in the cold at half past midnight, stitching it up.
The instructions are pretty basic: essentially you just measure the tree of your choice, and make a very, very small sweater. The seam is a little unusual, because it has to fit around the tree (you can’t pull it over the tree’s head, for obvious reasons).
Knit in acrylic yarn, the treesweater has withstood two months (and counting) of Seattle winter weather. It’s still hanging in there!
I have more detailed instructions, as well as pics, posted on my blog here.
I would love it if more people made treesweaters for sad urban trees!