View Full Version : What to do with this yarn??

12-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Hi! I just graduated from college which means I have extra time on my hands :) , I use to knit a while ago (2 yrs) and I'm decent though the hardest thing I have ever knitted was a bag or maybe a hat. Anyway, I have some yarn that I began knitting socks with and find it a little frustrating to jump back into knitting by knitting socks. Any pattern suggestions for use with this yarn?

It's 100 grams of Lambs pride superwash 100% wool.

Thanks for the help! I'm eager to being knitting again!!

Jan in CA
12-28-2010, 05:26 PM
Congratulations on graduating and welcome to Knitting Help!

What weight is your yarn? That type comes in sport, worsted and bulky.

12-28-2010, 05:56 PM
If it's normal sock yarn it's probably a thin fingering weight and you can do all sorts of things with it. Shawls and scarves look great with sock yarn using a larger needle that you'd knit socks with. Or even if it's heavier you can do a decent size item, but more options - hat and matching mittens, fingerless gloves or scarf for instance.

12-29-2010, 10:05 PM
Thanks so much!

It's worsted weight. Fingerless gloves are a great idea! Maybe I can find a beginner pattern for those!

Thanks for the ideas...It's so inspiring looking at all the amazing items people knit. I'm pretty excited!


Jan in CA
12-29-2010, 11:13 PM
Do you want mitts knit flat? Here's a few patterns I just posted in another thread. I can find more if you like, too.

12-30-2010, 12:11 PM
Thanks for these. I could definitely knit those.

I am kind of wanting more practice knitting in the round, I have size 2 and 6 dpn and a few circular needles. I just don't want to choose a pattern thats too difficult to start out. I want to have a wearable finished project :)


Jan in CA
12-30-2010, 02:47 PM
What you can knit with the circular needles depends on the length they are. If they are at least 24 in you can knit smaller things by using magic loop. I prefer 32 or longer myself, but modified ML works, too. How long and what size are they? Since you're yarn is worsted weight you'll have to stick to the size 6 DPN. Many of us have acquired interchangeable needle sets to accommodate our um...addiction. :lol: Here's a few 'in the round' patterns that might work for your needles and yarn.