Join Us for a Spring Stash Cleanup Challenge!

There’s nothing more inspiring to me than reviving those long-forgotten balls of yarn. Digging through containers often ignites fond memories, and it’s a great way to clean out the clutter too!

It’s a spring stash cleanup challenge!

If you’re looking for some creative ways to use up your stash and do some spring cleaning in the process, here are a few small project ideas for using up your stash:

  • Multi-colored coasters- stripe them, felted them, applique them!
  • Potholders- play with some simple knit and purl patterns
  • Dish towels and washcloths- wake up your kitchen with color
  • Sampler lap blankets- sew gauge swatches together for an interesting look
  • Wall hangings- have fun with free-form!
  • Skinny scarves
  • Patchwork tote
  • Garter-stripe afghan: Knit a new color every row and leave the ends unwoven in for fun look!
  • Change purses with vintage buttons or beads
  • Slippers, socks, booties
  • Knitted flowers- for brooches or barrettes

Here’s a way to use those mason jars – Liven up your surroundings and place a bunch of pretty yarn balls in them!

Leave a comment to this post, sharing ways that you plan on using up your stash this spring!

8 Responses to Join Us for a Spring Stash Cleanup Challenge!

  1. I’m still knitting Korknisse.
    http://pdxknitterati.com/2011/12/24/multiplying-like-rabbits/
    Even though we’re post holiday, these little guys are cute enough that I want some for myself! All the previously knit ones have been given away…

  2. Anne says:

    I am already working on an afghan in garterstitch (made of odds and ends of yarn in diferent qualities, but only using blue and purple colours), but the idea of leaving the ends hanging loose is fun, I think I’ll try that next time :-)

  3. carrie says:

    I make multistriped/colored hats and take them to several local charity locations–homeless shelter, food bank, etc. I store “leftovers” in a bin with bags for similar weights to hang together and pull out colors that look decent together, and use this as my go-to travel project.

  4. Jeanette says:

    I have been making beanie hats fox fun scarf and a plaited bag with flowerers for shoebox charity also doing a Tunisian and knitting wall hanging a football blanket for my partner and dog coats all different sizes my wool stash is going well down I love knitting and knit every day for about 6 hours a day do have rest breaks 10 minutes after 1hour then start knitting Again

  5. Tuula Maaria says:

    I used up loads of tiny balls of leftovers in this scarf / throw. Haven’t decided yet what to use it for :) https://www.instagram.com/p/BDA2M7YSLR4/?taken-by=tuulamaaria . Also made a video of it https://youtu.be/4v445sPGdgM

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