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Old 12-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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So I have a basket full of left over yarn from projects, half of it I don't even know the weight or the type. What can I do with it? I was going to make squares and then sew 'em together for a blanket but I don't even have enough to make squares the same size.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Patchwork blanket sounds like a good idea.
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What about using mitred squares? All the squares don't have to be a single color. You can mix and match colors.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...t&query=mitred
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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salmonmac's link to mitered squares seems like a good idea. I 'liked' you on face book!
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I don't really understand what that mitred square thing is???

Jan, those are all great, but looks like the yarn is worsted or at least the same weight. Do you think I can mix weights? If so do I change needle sizes or just keep going on the same needles when I change yarns with different weights?

Ps. I have really been into selling my stuff, I know a bunch of you warned me against it, but it is nice to make some extra money on the side every now and then from something that I made. I even did 2 craft sales this winter.
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Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel View Post
Thanks for the warm welcome!

I don't really understand what that mitred square thing is???

Jan, those are all great, but looks like the yarn is worsted or at least the same weight. Do you think I can mix weights? If so do I change needle sizes or just keep going on the same needles when I change yarns with different weights?

Ps. I have really been into selling my stuff, I know a bunch of you warned me against it, but it is nice to make some extra money on the side every now and then from something that I made. I even did 2 craft sales this winter.
Cool! If you actually make a bit of money and enjoy it, that's wonderful! I'm very pleased for you.

What concerns me about your mixing yarns is that you said you don't know the type. Some might have different care requirements than others depending on fiber content and mixing them could maybe be a problem. You could try doing two strands of the same or different colors to help even out the thinner yarns to better match the thicker ones. If you go to youtube and look for how to knit a mitered square you'll get a number of videos to choose from. My data speed has been throttled or I'd look it up for you.
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The last link I posted is a mitered square.

I think using different weights and needle sizes would make a really cool looking scarf or cowl. You'd just have to hand wash if it's possible there is yarn that would felt. I would switch needle sizes myself.
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