Thanksgiving Leftovers: Yarn Edition

If you’re like us, you’ve been saving tasty tidbits of yarn and fiber from projects since the beginning of your crafty career.  Those partial skeins are insurance against damaged knitwear, reminders of projects past, and a bit of an albatross.  What is one to do with all those partial balls of yarn?

Leftovers aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore.

We’ve put together a handy little list of some of our favorite ways to use up those stray balls of yarn and possibly kick-start your holiday crafting.  We’ve also created a board on our Pinterest Page for further inspiration!

Yarn Leftover Remix

These are some of Sonia’s past Leftover projects.

  • Pom poms You know we love these at Stash!  They make great embellisments on knits, decor, and presents alike.
  • Ornaments: Deck the Balls, 55 Christmas Balls to Knit
  • Holiday cards (these are really cute)
  • Home decor This holiday wreath is so chic and easy
  • Embellish presents use yarn instead of ribbons to tie packages together.
  • Wrap  baby hangers to give with a handknit sweater or use to display of heirloom knits.
  • Make a toy use yarn for small toys + creatures (slugs!) or to add hair to sewn dolls
  • Make something big Knit hexi puffs or crochet granny squares and evenutally you’ll have something big to show for it.
  • Keep it small mini socks, sweaters and mittens make great ornaments, garland, and embellishments on gifts
  • For the little ones tiny fingers + toes small amounts of yarn are perfect for baby booties + toddler mitts
  • Put a stripe on it Use a small amount of an accent color to add stripes and colorwork: Leftie by Martina Behm
  • Get natural flowers + insects make great little decorations and embellishments.
  • Accessorize make jewelry:  10 yard cuffs, Beignet necklace, Crochet Ring Bracelet 

What are some of your favorite ways to use up leftover bits of yarn? Let us know in the comments below.

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Filed under Baby Knits, Books/Patterns, Crochet, Knitting, Stash, Yarn

2 responses to “Thanksgiving Leftovers: Yarn Edition

  1. Elizabeth Runciman

    Hi Stash Women,
    I just wanted to say that I always open your emails and read them gleefully. Keep writing!


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