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« on: August 01, 2009 10:58:32 PM »

I found a terrific booth at a local flea market that sells mill-ends of really nice mostly multi-strand yarns that are wool/cotton/acrylic blends for from $1 to $2 per skein and huge bags of mixed skeins for $4 each. Yesterday I got 2 of the mixed bags (each with about 12 skeins), a bag with 6 skeins and a cone of black merino lace-weight yarn, 2 more skeins of lace weight, and a couple other skeins of merino all for $17.

I'm just having a little trouble coming up with projects for the multi-strand yarn - in most cases I only have 1, but up to three 100-150 yd skeins in each color.  So I'm just playing around with some scarves to see what type of stitch shows off the yarn best. Here's a close-up of one of the multi-strands - Any ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009 11:16:00 PM »

How bout The Swirl?


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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009 03:51:02 AM »

It really depends on what you want to make - you could do a garment of some sort ... you could make amis... it really depends on what you want to make.  With the smaller amounts you are probably looking at something that usually only takes a skein or two to make.  Have you looked at any of the scrap crochet or 1 skein wonder crochet books?  That might be a great start.  They have a lot of ideas for smaller projects - interesting scarves, hats, any stuffie/ami, etc.
But you have to start off with what does the yarn say to me??? then take it from there.
Asking what should I make with this is kind of like asking where should I eat for dinner not knowing what you like to eat, ya know?

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009 04:56:13 AM »

I think this would be a great project to use your new yarns, unless you live in the jungle or the desert...

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