All these projects mean I have accumulated an extensive collection of partial skeins of yarns in similar weights and similar fibres but not enough to make a second project. Annoyingly they’re almost all too much to justify throwing it away, but what can you do with those odd bits and bobs?
In the past I’ve made scrappy socks, and cowls. In fact you’ll find free patterns for both of those here on my blog. This time I decided I fancied a change though.
When I was expecting my younger son, I had a similar situation with DK weight yarn oddments and I used them to make a ten-stitch blanket, using the pattern from Frankie Brown on Ravelry. Various permutations of the blanket are now available, in different shapes and designs. I decided to use my sock yarn scraps to make the Double Ten-Stitch version, with two square spirals, one inside the other.
I’m planning to add any oddments I accumulate over time until the blanket is sofa-throw size. It’s wool and wool-blends so it should be cosy but not too heavy in fingering weight.
So far it is about a foot across, so I have a way to go yet!