I visited a favorite yarn store along with fellow crocheter and craftster member indigo_roses
. They had a basket that contained three different yarns to make a scarf...I picked one group that I would never have put together myself to see if i would like it...I DID!!
When I finished the scarf, I thought: I could put together my own mixes!!
If you guys are like me, you have plenty of leftover yarns from projects you made for swaps, friends, co-workers, family, etc. And, you probably have yarns that you bought that you have no idea what you were thinking...or a special skein that you can't think what to make with it...and, finally, you probably have tiny balls of a lot of unrelated yarns...
How about using up some of your "forgotten" yarn?
Destash that yarn that you have been storing...You can experiment with mixing things and be quite surprised how an ugly yarn can be made "beautiful"!
You can make a scarf, a hat, a shawl, a bag...anything except an afghan (there are plenty of craftalongs for those!)...
Here is the basic idea:
Find a yarn that reads "solid"
Add a textured yarn, like ribbon, mohair, etc.
Add another yarn that goes with the above
I am going to try to keep my projects to three to five yarns...I don't want it super scrappy...
You can make all even rows or you can just keep adding your yarns when they run out...I plan on doing it both ways...
Anyone want to join it? Share mixes, stitches, projects?
Here is a start on what I have done so far:
The scarf is single crochet using a J hook. It is about 100 inches long (definitely use a foundation stitch for this one!)...and I did uneven rows for each of the three yarns (Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light-my "solid", Knit One Crochet Too Doceur et Soie-baby mohair and silk, St, Charles Venus -rayon twist)...these are fun and easy even for beginners...and you can watch tv while doing them!