View Full Version : Making the most out of very little yarn...

11-04-2007, 11:37 AM
Does anyone know any stitch patterns that maximize the amount of fabric you can get from a ball of yarn?

I know drop-stitching (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,,DIY_14141_3125592,00.html)and just working on larger needles/lacier patterns can max out length/width... anyone know any other patterns/tips/tricks?

11-04-2007, 01:30 PM
Using larger needles. You make less sts/row per inch, so they generally use less yarn. I can make a sweater out of about 800 yds where the pattern on small needles might call for 1200 yds.

11-04-2007, 08:59 PM
You can often block things bigger with animal fibres.

11-04-2007, 09:18 PM
just like with the drop stitch patterns, lace will use less and you can block it bigger.