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jessaska
« on: April 29, 2004 11:51:07 PM »

Ive been hitting up the thrift shops lately and its wonderful how much unique yarn I am finding, only problem is there isnt much of each kind I find, I am at a loss for what to do with smaller amounts of yarn that will do this cool yarn justice. any ideas for smaller stuff?
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skittermagoo
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004 06:07:13 AM »

Enough for a scarf?  If not, then maybe a cell phone/ipod/pda cozy or a small purse?  

Or hey, if you have really little, a cool wristband?  



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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004 06:54:22 AM »

you could take all of the remnants together and make a striped scarf...or striped anything...
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2004 03:44:13 PM »

a blanket made of many knitted squares sewn together
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Lilyvanilli
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2004 11:15:36 PM »

coasters!
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AnitaR
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004 04:53:26 PM »

almost all of my stash is from the goodwill or other thrift stores!

That's because I was turned onto knitting by kaffe fasset's books. He uses a zillion different colors blending together, so small amounts work great!

some of his designs use intarsia. others have you  make a ball, using a few yards of one color then tying on a different shade.
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czarina
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2004 08:31:53 AM »

Knitty has patterns for finger puppets, cat toys and bath puffs, all of which need a lot of little pieces of yarn...
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Nicole Randome
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2004 09:05:49 AM »

If you have really, really little bits, how about one of these?

http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/Ballnecklace.htm
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2004 11:14:49 AM »

In last season's Interweave, there's a pattern for turning scraps into a throw/wrap.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2004 11:16:17 AM »

If you have really, really little bits, how about one of these?

http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/Ballnecklace.htm

I like that idea! I am going to have to try it out!
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2004 07:14:51 PM »

these were posted recently at supereggplant.com, maybe for when you don't feel like knitting "couture" and just want to do the tea cosy with irony sort of thing -

http://tankhouse.knitability.com/freepatterns/DishClothDuo.pdf

calls for cotton but some say acrylic is better for getting the grime off.
hmm...i'll probably make one soon, the scrubby at the sink is looking ratty...

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2004 07:24:59 PM »

hats take less yarn than scarves do. you can make a hat with earflaps with about 75g of worsted weight yarn. using 2 or three colors, that only requires small amounts of each. that's what i use most of my thrifted stash on!

or, thongs for all your friends?
http://hearthwench.tripod.com/kwillie2.html
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2004 06:53:52 AM »

I looked at a neat book the other day, I think it was called 'Simple Knits with a Twist'.  There were some cute ideas for home projects that use scraps.  My favorite was the rug made out of crisscrossed strips of different colored and textured yarns.  I am going to attack my stash to make one!
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2004 09:16:53 AM »

magknits.com has a pattern for a coffee cup sleeve - you know like the cardboard ones they give you at starbucks?  I think I'm going to whip up a zillion of them for xmas presents this year with all my yarn ends.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2004 09:51:20 AM »

Oooh, found something else, on this page there's a free pattern for a mitered square rug.  In the pattern, each square is stripey, so you could use teeny bits of yarn.
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Lilyvanilli
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2004 04:09:58 PM »

magknits.com has a pattern for a coffee cup sleeve - you know like the cardboard ones they give you at starbucks?  I think I'm going to whip up a zillion of them for xmas presents this year with all my yarn ends.

I absolutely LOVE these! They're on my lists of things to knit, right after a hat and a purse. Smiley
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JESUSfreak
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2004 01:13:04 PM »

I made a beautiful scarf out of all my little scraps and it came out awesome! It's bigger and smaller in some places but pretty none the less... I will post a picture someday Smiley
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