Sometimes, in my stash of yarn I end up with lots of little balls of yarn, all leftovers from other projects. Each one is a different colour and a different yarn and generally not much use for anything.
So, now and again I find myself trying to think of something to do with them. I can’t waste them after all.
Last month, whilst looking for something else in my stash, (this is not always easy – it often involves emptying lots of plastic boxes out of the wardrobe, as the one I am looking for is usually the one right at the bottom), I found an envelope with lots of very small yarn samples, sent to me by various different yarn supplies. All the samples were too small to be individually useful, so I added them to the pile of leftovers I was gathering together.
Something had to be made from all these yummy bits and bobs, so I decided upon a new, very easy, scarf pattern. The cold weather is coming and so it seemed appropriate.
So, I started knitting. My dog, Red, helping me of course.
It turned out to be a really relaxing project. Very easy to make and great for beginners. It is mostly just the knit stitch with a little bit of detail on the edges. I decided not to waste any yarn at all. So, rather than working in complete rows and potentially wasting some, I kept knitting with each ball of yarn until it was almost done and then joined to the next yarn straight away – even if it was in the middle of a row. I think it gave quite an interesting striped effect.
It’s one of those patterns where you can just keep going until you have either run out of yarn, got bored, or simply think you’ve made it big enough. The shape is a non-symmetrical triangle, so nobody can tell you that you have made it wonky, as it’s meant to be like that!
I also found that there was an unexpected plus side to this scarf. I was intending to keep it for myself, but then my ‘other half’ decided that he liked it too. Quite a lot actually, which I was rather surprised about. When he agreed to be photographed wearing it I realised that he actually looks better in it than I do! Hmmmmm. Now it is a ‘shared’ scarf.
I think I’ll knit myself a sweater next – he won’t want to share that…..
If you are interested in this scarf pattern then it is currently available from Etsy: