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jleighgb 01-04-2014 11:35 AM

stock up? or buy as need?
I'm a brand new knitter (1 whole week). There's a great sale at a nearby store on yarn. Should I get a few and "stock up" for projects or just buy as I go? Opinions? Thanks!

tabsheltie7 01-04-2014 12:18 PM

My stash consists of yarn that was on sale, leftovers from previous projects (sometimes whole skins), and yarn that I'm preparing to ues. So you can buy as much or as little yarn as you want. But since your new to knitting you want to make sure it's yarn you'll use. I still have yarn at the very bottom of my stash from when I was just starting years ago.:teehee:

Sewing Angel 01-04-2014 12:27 PM

I probably wouldn't buy a whole lot yet. I have been knitting for about 7 years and I am getting rid of a bunch of yarn that I bought in the first few months that I thought I loved. Not so much. I was over ambitious about who I would knit for and what I liked to knit.

Ingrid 01-04-2014 01:08 PM

When I first got back into knitting, I'd go crazy at sales and then decided that I didn't really like the yarn I bought, especially that I've "evolved" to liking the 'good stuff.'

Until you decide what you like to knit and what you like to knit with, buy what you need. There will always be yarn sales. Always.

Jan in CA 01-04-2014 01:27 PM

Buying enough for a couple projects is a good idea if it's on sale. Make sure you buy suggested amount +1-2. Extra is always a good idea for a project. If you have some left it becomes part of your stash.

If you have no idea what you want to make here's a rough idea of yardage, but it's not perfect.

I'd stick to basic smooth yarn rather than novelty yarn since you're still learning.

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