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« on: February 08, 2007 03:25:15 PM »

                  "The Throw of Many Novelties"

Does anyone else have a hidden cubby full of novelty yarn that you prize... but don't seen to have anything to do with? This is a great de-stasher, that can use any kind of novelty yarns, in any bulk and color! Half skeins, full skeins, several skeins... bulky, thin, eyelash...the options are endless.

All Novelty throws will be different, since we are working with different amounts of colors and sizes. SO, be creative, and HAVE FUN!

Here's the guide:
-Get out those size 11's (US) circular needles. You should have one that's 29'' or more.
-You'll also need at least 300ish grams of various kinds of yarn. It's a work-in-progress. Maybe you'll need more, maybe you'll need less. It depends on how bulky some of your yarn is.
-Decide on an order to your yarn. Maybe you like a throw with colors that match, or maybe you don't care--- what ever skein is next is next! (That's what I call "adventurers")

Here's a generic pattern:
-CO 135 (working vertically) or roughly 300 (working horizontally up). if you want to work diagonally, go right ahead. If you have really bulky yarn, you won't need to cast on so much. Go ahead, swatch it.

With the same color (or different ones... it doesn't matter):
1. Knit a round
2. Purl a round
3. Purl a round
4. Knit a round

--OR-- Find a "non curling" type of stitch pattern.

Then, when you are satisfied with the length, BO LOOSELY.

**Add some fringes, to give it that extra spice!**


Enjoy, and use it often! :-)

PLEASE POST YARN BUNCHES AND PROGRESS PICS IF YOU CAN!! :-)
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007 03:27:09 PM »

Here's my selection for the throw... It should make it really soft :-)

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007 06:45:03 PM »

I would just like to say that I have that yarn 5th from the left and it is so soft and I love it. But I can not figure out what to make with it! But it's pretty to look at and so soft.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007 08:23:22 PM »

Hey everyone, I'm getting ready to finally start this! I'm really excited! I keep picturing this really soft throw for my chair, for reading!  Cheesy
Anyone else have some novelty yarn that you want to use up and knit something fast???
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007 07:23:42 PM »

I finally started mine...


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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007 09:40:28 PM »

This is totally my problem too!  Can we use other patterns too?  I'm wondering about maybe incorporating lace or cables or something.

PS-I heart my size 11 circulars!  It seems that I caught this knit-a-long just in time as I'm finishing up a sweater and can therefore justify starting a new project!

PPS-I've always been a big fan of $5 in Paris-can't wait for the pattern when the contest is over!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007 10:23:42 PM »

cool!  Grin I got several more stripes done! I would advise actually working on size 13's....

Oh, and incorporating other stitchwork is awesome! The whole thing is just using all novelty yarn in it!  Smiley

If anyone wants to see how far I got, just check my blog. I've got a pic there.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007 01:20:55 PM »

Okay, I'm IN.  I was just doing some spring cleaning in my stash closet yesterday and was disGUSTed by how many single skeins of novelty stuff I've got hanging around.

At least when I do this it'll be something ridiculous and artsy instead of just clutter making me angry because I don't know what to do with it!  And now that spring is coming, it can take the place of the warmer blankets hanging over the back of my couch.

I'll take a shot at it.  Off I go to collect my wares...
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