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« on: August 03, 2013 11:11:40 PM »

So, I have this project that I have posted about before. I am making a project, either knit or crochet, that will include yarn from all over the world as I hit various ports on my eventually Navy deployment.

I want to make one thing to include all of the yarns, but I don't know where to start with a pattern! I am thinking that a scarf or a blanket would be best

I figure this is super similar to a stash busting project, since it will include lots of colors and weights and generally not quite matching yarn.

Does anyone have a favorite multi-yarn project they would like to share?

« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013 11:23:19 AM »

Quite a few years ago I attended a workshop at the Estes Park Wool Market on a crocheted vest that was made with lots of different kinds of yarn. I don't still have the pattern and can't remember the last name of the person who designed it (her first name was Carol and I think she lived in New Mexico or Arizona, if anyone can help with that) and anyway, it was copyrighted. But the idea was to play with color and texture and I made some really nice vests. Since I'm prone to buying just one skein of something it was a really good choice for me.

But I think your project is going to be bigger than that since you'll be traveling a lot so I'd suggest an afghan. The vest pattern worked with similar colors but for an afghan you could get away with lots of different ones. I think it might help if you kept the hook size the same and used more than one strand if the yarn was too thin; otherwise the thin yarn might wear faster (I speak from experience on that one Sad  ). You could also keep the stitches simple, maybe just scs, hdcs, and dcs; if you use novelty yarn fancy stitch patterns would get lost anyway.

I think this is a great idea. Besides giving you something creative to do along with your job you'll have a great souvenir of all the places you visited during your tour. And it will be useful besides!

Have a safe trip.


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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013 12:40:44 AM »

Thank you! I posted this inquiry on the knitting board as well, and I saw a beautiful start to a multi colored blanket, and it seems that that is the way I may go.

I would definitely love to hear more ideas though, as I am SURE I will have lots of scraps!

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