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madametj 02-07-2007 07:34 PM

StashBuster ideas
for the sake of the stashies, i've made a small list of one-skein aka "stash-buster" projects

feel free to add more that you know of

soda can holder:

Fetching (wristwarmers):


calorimetry (hat/headband):

iPod cozy:

more basic wrist warmer:

thumbless baby mitts:

amy's headband:,00.html

Cristy 02-07-2007 10:32 PM

thanks for posting this...I love these little patterns! Here's one that I think is worth adding:


Mama Bear 02-08-2007 08:40 AM

I have an angel doll on my patterns page

I also have a snake pattern on my blog, but I haven't fully proofed it yet, so it's only on my blog, not on the patterns page yet.

I think these little gnomes are adorable, and only take tiny bits of yarn.

Garn studios has several free patterns in their accessories collection that take a 50 gram skein of yarn or less.

Here are three:

lace shawl/capelett

alpaca wrist warmers

picot edge wrist warmers

I like to use left over washable yarn to make baby socks. Always good to have on hand when someone announces a new baby.

There are several charities that have calls out at the moment for squares for afghans. It's a great way to try a new stitch pattern.

The patterns aren't free, but Jean Greenhowe has many great animal and doll patterns that use small amounts of yarn. The T-rex pattern only used a small amount of yarn, but kids love it!

Great topic!
Mama Bear

aineepooh1 02-08-2007 12:00 PM

Cristy~~ I saw that cup holder on Knitty befoer~~ How cool is that??

Rennagayle 02-08-2007 04:53 PM

I love the idea of having links to small projects on one page. :happydance:

Here's a pattern for a Soap Sweater . The pattern doesn't specify how much yarn is needed, but I doubt it would take more than one skein. :?? I think it's a neat idea, too; having it felt as it used.

humblestumble 02-08-2007 05:14 PM

Renna, I LOVE that soap sweater pattern! Thanks for sharing it!

ArtLady1981 02-08-2007 08:10 PM

Hi Madam! This was a good create a thread dedicated to one skein Stash Busting patterns! Will check back often!


Stash on, Sister!!!

madametj 02-08-2007 08:22 PM

glad you guys are liking them.

here is one for a very cute beaded head band:You Stole My Heart Headband

ArtLady: could you please post your dishcloth pattern? I didn't get a chance to look for it

xxx Madametj :heart:

TeenKnitter 02-08-2007 08:46 PM

Purse Pattern
Here's a great pattern:

chunky hip bag -

madametj 02-11-2007 12:22 AM

Vicke Howell's ascot

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