View Full Version : What to do with all my leftover yarn???

07-25-2013, 09:23 AM
I went digging into my 10 plastic bins of yarn stash yesterday and found a whole BUNCH of leftover yarn rolled up into balls just sitting there. For some reason I've never thrown them away -- mostly because I think I "could" use it eventually.

So, what should I do with these? They're almost all the same weight and are acrylic and multicolored. The only project I can come up with is to tie them all together and knit a blanket out of it. But the resulting monstrosity could end up making someone dizzy just looking at it!

Should I:

1) Keep them "just in case"
2) Figure out what to make out of them and actually USE them
3) Just suck it up and throw the whole mess away

What do you think???

Jan in CA
07-25-2013, 01:07 PM
What I do with leftovers is make hats for charity. It's kind of fun mixing up the colors and patterns.

07-26-2013, 05:26 AM
Well knitting hats for charity is always a nice idea and acrylic is in demand at hospitals. Here (http://www.carewear.org/index.php?page=knitting) are some of the many hat patterns at one charity site.
What about a mitred square blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#page=1&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=best&query=mitred%20square%20blanket%20knit)?

Jan in CA
07-26-2013, 11:30 AM
Oh yeah, love the idea of a mitered square blanket! Hmmm...

07-27-2013, 12:10 AM
and maybe some scarves to go with those hats! :teehee:

07-27-2013, 01:43 AM
I'm thinking a series of sampler squares, where you try out all your favourite knitting patterns and stitches, then sew 'em up into a nice bedspread or rug, my two cent's worth.

07-27-2013, 05:17 AM
That's a good idea and it would always be something new with each square.

07-27-2013, 12:47 PM
A friend of mine taught knitting at a halfway house where she was volunteering. I gave some of my leftover yarn to her. I live in a small condo, so I don't have a lot of storage space. I need to clean out my stash, too. Thanks for all of your ideas!

07-28-2013, 10:16 PM
This is a link for a 'Patchwork Recipe'. Really, you could use any type of yarn, and use the 'recipe' for blankets, shawls, scarves, etc.