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Old 10-22-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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FO: Hand Knit "Bedroll" Car Throw
I buy yarn in huge batches at yard sales when there's anything good in it. The result is that I end up with tons of good old Red Heart 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn that I really don't want, so I'm always trying to think up uses for it. This time I hit on something that should use up my whole stash by Christmas. Here is my "bedroll" car throw.

(Sorry, I can see the handles, but can't figure out how to make it smaller.)
If anybody wants to make one of these, here are the directions:
http://countrynaturals.com/bedroll.html
It's pretty much a no-brainer. Just knit! (This one has a wide double-crochet border, but I don't like it so I won't do it that way again.)
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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what a cool idea....great stash buster. thanks for the link too.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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Super idea and would be great for times when you need a quick warmup! And for little ones that need a pillow or blanket.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:59 PM   #4
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Great idea! Looks really nice!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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A really good idea and a great way to use up yarn.I kinda like the border it looks a wee bit lacy.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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What a great idea! It looks great
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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WOW! Thanks for all the wonderful feedback.

If any of you make one of these, please post photos. Ooo, that reminds me -- I'm gonna post a photo from a vintage yarn wrapper that some of you might like and find a use for. brb. (Done! -- Posted in Off Topic)
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Great idea - might make great Christmas gifts!!
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Originally Posted by margz3 View Post
Great idea - might make great Christmas gifts!!
That's what I'm doing -- working on one for my sil right now. I'm also thinking they might be good for charity knitting projects. They go pretty fast.
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Great project. Would make great gift for campers, college students, residents of nursing homes.
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