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Old 03-22-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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Ideas for leftovers
Hi all,

I'm not sure how to search this site...because I'd bet someone has posted about this before but...

What little projects do you like to make with your left over yarn. Less than a ball/skein? I'm trying to be frugal in my knitting but also want to enjoy and use what I've made.

I have a little bit of super bulky, a bunch of fingering weight baby pastel, some worsted weight in a dark changing color, some really cheapo stuff that's different blues and white.

Ideas?

Thanks all!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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i stripey baby blanket double up the the thin yarn to make it all same guage, you never know when you need a baby gift
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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You can always make charity hats with leftovers. Either chemo or preemie/baby hats. Baby socks, too. Animal shelters and catteries also will take small blankets for their animals.
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There are a couple threads at the top of the 'Patern Central' forum with stash-buster ideas.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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You can give it to a quilter, to use to tie quilts. People often use 2 or 3 matching colors for a quilt project, and it's a great use of leftover yarn. I do hats on a loom sometimes, although that's not my favorite thing to do.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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Knit squares (for yourself, Warm Up America, Project Linus...) If you don't need the WUA size, dishcloth patterns make nice afghan squares.

Coin purses

Fingerless gloves (I use the cell phone cover pattern from REd HEart, but move a couple of stitches from one end to the other to make the seam go down the side instead of center back)

Baby booties and hats

Can cozies, if you like those

Or you can learn to crochet:D...if you do both, it opens up a whiole lot of projects.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:03 AM   #7
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I came across this pattern last night...

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTleftovers.html

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I second the finerless gloves idea. I've made 2 pair, one with about 100 yds worsted, and one with about 50 yds bulky.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:25 PM   #9
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Lately I took all of my leftover yarn and made pom-poms out of it. Then I knit a circular base and sewed them onto it. It is a really soft rug, and I think it is kind of fun to look at the individual pom-poms and remember what projects I made with the yarn.
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Originally Posted by little_caitie View Post
Lately I took all of my leftover yarn and made pom-poms out of it. Then I knit a circular base and sewed them onto it. It is a really soft rug, and I think it is kind of fun to look at the individual pom-poms and remember what projects I made with the yarn.
What a great idea! I would love to see a picture of that.
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