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« on: January 19, 2010 08:17:27 AM »

I have a small ball of yarn left over from making a present for a friend I hate to see the little balls of left over yarn go to wast just sitting at the bottom of yarn piles, but what to do with them? if any of you have suggestions I would love to hear them.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010 08:49:28 AM »

I use Cascade 220 as a default yarn pretty much, and making a hat out of a skein leaves a good amount left over, so I started a log cabin blanket out of bits, each strip is a different size because I have different amounts left over, but I love the look I am getting. I also love that I can add a strip whenever I have one, since there's only one live stitch at the end of a bit, and I keep one openable stitch marker on it.

I did see this fun pattern lately, since I was thinking about old fashioned muffs: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTmuff.html it calls for odds and ends provided they are similar weights.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010 10:28:52 AM »

If you have acrylic or cotton you could make some dish clothes or coasters.  I know theres a ton of cute japanese patterns online for free.  Or maybe little refrigerator appique magnets, books marks or head bands.  If you want you could even make some beanie hats then use your scrap yarn to put 1 or 2 stripes for the beanie.  Or if you want make granny squares with it, then, use other left over yarn to make more then, sew them all to make one pretty blanket.

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010 01:25:19 PM »

This pattern is great for acrylic left overs, and it's really fun to knit. Or perhaps a scrap shawl.
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