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March 18, 2015

I have been knitting for 40+ years so as you can imagine I have accumulated quite the yarn stash. When I first started knitting I used Ugh! Acrylic! And back then the acrylic was kind of like plastic…Acrylic has come a long way. The only other option was scratchy wool.  I didn’t start knitting seriously until I was in my 20s and that’s about the time all the “fun” yarns became available. With that said, I have a collection of 30 years of leftover yarn.  I organized all of my yarn into colors and put them in different baskets. My first stash project was a sweater. I took all of my shades of blue and just started knitting. I mixed, weights, textures and colors. I used a basic cardigan pattern to gauge how many stitches I should cast on and for measurements. It was a fun project because I had no idea how it would come out. I bought the glass buttons at a craft fair. Here is the final sweater.IMG_1305

 

 

 

 

 

 

My second de-stash project is a crocheted afghan. I did have to purchase the main color yarn but then I used up several small balls of leftover yarn, again using different weights and textures. What kind of projects have you made using your stash? I would love to hear about them and see pictures

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2 thoughts on “Freeform knitting using my yarn stash

  1. Melissa says:

    The afghan is so gorgeous! What pattern did you use?

    1. Thank you! The pattern is free from Bernat. Here is the link:
      http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Throw-Patterns/Make-it-Quick-Afghan/?s=4aPX83if&pp=0

      I just modified it by putting in the off white stripes and I didn’t do the border.

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