Knitting Stashbusters

For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of patterns has the answer.

Knitting Stashbusters

For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of patterns has the answer. Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make – maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Then there's the yarn you buy without a particular make in mind, just because it's a beautiful colour, or you love the feel of it, or it was in a flash sale. But what can you do with all these lovely bits and pieces? Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store. You can make a cute garland of hearts to brighten up a room, or knit a penguin toy for a new baby. Perhaps you'd like to make all sorts of cosies, or knit storage pots and a pencil case. Or you could choose to make a cute cottage doorstop using colours that match your own house. And once you've reduced the size of your stash, what better excuse could you have to go out and buy more yarn!

Sewing Stashbusters

Knitter's bucket bag This is the perfect project bag: seriously. It's deep enough to hold lots of balls of yarn, but not huge and unwieldy. It's got a flat bottom so it will stand up, and a handle you can make whichever length you like ...

Sewing Stashbusters

It's a perennial problem for crafters: you have a little fabric left over from a major project, too much to throw it away and not enough for another big make. Sewing Stashbusters has the eco-friendly answer, 25 projects specially chosen to use up the odd metre or less of fabric, so you'll have a clear stash drawer and a clear conscience. To keep you organised while you craft, there are pincushions, knitting bags, and a knitting needle roll. For when you are out and about, you might want to make yourself some garden bunting, or a patchwork coat for your dog. For your wardrobe, make a pretty tie-on collar with buttons from your store, or sew-on patches for your denim. And at home you can make a cat-shaped doorstop or a Dachshund draft excluder. Pockets, pouches and purses can be made in contrasting pieces of fabric, while puffs and rosettes will use up even the smallest pieces in your stash.

Stashbuster Knits

Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using Your Favorite Leftover Yarn Melissa Leapman. I3! niques I35 Atfirst glance, knitting charts might seem to be. If you're told to slip a stitch Imitwise, insert the tip of your right-hand ...

Stashbuster Knits

There’s no such thing as too much yarn. As renowned knitwear designer Melissa Leapman knows all too well, every knitter has a stash of yarn that they just can’t bear to part with: the one or two extra balls of yarn bought “just in case,” or the bits and pieces leftover from completed projects. Stashbuster Knits gives you the absolute best way to use—and enjoy—your treasured yarn collection guilt free. Leapman offers valuable step-by-step guidance on organizing and shopping your stash to inspire creative new knitting ideas and color combinations. Then she gives you 21 ingenious projects for men, women, children, and home that are designed so no one will ever guess they were made from odds and ends. Included are projects both large and small, from a glorious Fair Isle sweater for your favorite guy to a chic little scarf made with a Magic Ball. Each yarn weight has its own chapter, from super fine to super bulky, ensuring that knitters will find a way to use every piece of stored-up yarn. Filled with tips and hints on customizing projects and ideas to use even the tiniest bits of yarn, Leapman’s Stashbuster Knits will help transform your beloved stash into projects you’ll love even more. So dive into your closets, dig into your bins, rifle through your drawers, and bring your precious yarn out of hiding. Let’s begin putting that stash to good use!

Easy Knit Dishcloths

Easy Knit Dishcloths teaches knitting through a step-by-step illustrated "knitting school" and a collection of 13 easy, modern, stashbuster projects.

Easy Knit Dishcloths

Knit a cozy kitchen--knit your own dishcloths! Easy Knit Dishcloths offers 13 designs that are a great way to learn to knit, try a new yarn, or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colourful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and gifting. To help beginners get started and to refresh more experienced knitters, the Knitting School teaches the featured stitches step-by-step. With designs ranging from very simple to more challenging, knitters at all skill levels will find designs they'll love to make.

Colorful Stash Busters

It's really useful for keeping small handwork projects like appliqué or knitting handy so you can just grab and go. There is an optional inside pocket for stowing small things. If you wanted to use vinyl-covered fabric for the lining, ...

Colorful Stash Busters

This Quiltmakers Club book is the first title from the Mary's Cottage Quilts designer. Mary Cowan encourages stitchers to dip into their stash and take a fresh, colorful approach to the cottage style. The projects offer a variety of styles, sizes, complexity, and color palettes, and they range from quilts to table toppers.

Sewing Stashbusters

For sewers who want to know how to make use of their fabric stash and avoid waste, this collection of 25 makes has the answer.

Sewing Stashbusters

For sewers who want to know how to make use of their fabric stash and avoid waste, this collection of 25 makes has the answer. It's a perennial problem for crafters: you have a little fabric left over from a major project, too much to throw it away and not enough for another big make. Sewing Stashbusters has the eco-friendly answer, 25 projects specially chosen to use up the odd yard or less of fabric, so you'll have a clear stash drawer and a clear conscience. To keep you organized while you craft, there are pincushions, knitting bags, and a knitting needle roll. For when you are out and about, you might want to make yourself some backyard bunting, or a patchwork coat for your dog. For your wardrobe, make a pretty tie-on collar with buttons from your store, or sew-on patches for your denim. And at home you can make a cat-shaped doorstop or a Dachshund draft excluder. Pockets, pouches, and coin purses can be made in contrasting pieces of fabric, while puffs and rosettes will use up even the smallest pieces in your stash.

Crochet Stashbusters

This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or ...

Crochet Stashbusters

For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball of wool to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, wool shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your tension. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.

Crochet Stashbusters

This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colors in stripes, squares, or ...

Crochet Stashbusters

For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, yarn shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colors in stripes, squares, or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cozies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy pillow cover, egg cozies, and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your gauge. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.

Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

They are great stashbusters, allowing you to use up those single skeins or leftovers that are languishing in your collection. Both are a great opportunity to use color in daring ways, work with new colors, and introduce those colors ...

Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

A knitting sourcebook full of patterns and techniques for making shawls and wraps with ease Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans aim to equip adventurous knitters with the skills to knit and create shawls and wraps of all shapes and sizes and to help them forge their own shawl-knitting paths. Tips and tutorials address the technical aspects of shawl knitting, from shaping to adapting stitch patterns to making color and fabric choices. A gallery of patterns using a variety of yarns both mainstream and indie provides knitters with inspiration for customizing and creating their own designs. More than a dozen patterns illustrate the featured knitting techniques. One-third of the patterns are aimed at beginning knitters, one-third teach intermediate knitters new skills for intriguing results, and one-third offer creative instruction in customizing. The featured yarns are a mix: some luxury fibers, some classics. Together, Atherley and McBrien Evans provide a 360-degree view of the shawl-creation process from designing to knitting

The Discipline of Organizing Professional Edition

So, for yarn, we start with “nice” or not, which depends on whether it has sentimental value, how much I paid for it, ... There is aspecific type of knitting pattern, called a stashbuster, meant to deal with these odds and ends left ...

The Discipline of Organizing  Professional Edition

Note about this ebook: This ebook exploits many advanced capabilities with images, hypertext, and interactivity and is optimized for EPUB3-compliant book readers, especially Apple's iBooks and browser plugins. These features may not work on all ebook readers. We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information. Organizing is a fundamental issue in many professional fields, but these fields have only limited agreement in how they approach problems of organizing and in what they seek as their solutions. The Discipline of Organizing synthesizes insights from library science, information science, computer science, cognitive science, systems analysis, business, and other disciplines to create an Organizing System for understanding organizing. This framework is robust and forward-looking, enabling effective sharing of insights and design patterns between disciplines that weren’t possible before. The Professional Edition includes new and revised content about the active resources of the "Internet of Things," and how the field of Information Architecture can be viewed as a subset of the discipline of organizing. You’ll find: 600 tagged endnotes that connect to one or more of the contributing disciplines Nearly 60 new pictures and illustrations Links to cross-references and external citations Interactive study guides to test on key points The Professional Edition is ideal for practitioners and as a primary or supplemental text for graduate courses on information organization, content and knowledge management, and digital collections. FOR INSTRUCTORS: Supplemental materials (lecture notes, assignments, exams, etc.) are available at http://disciplineoforganizing.org. FOR STUDENTS: Make sure this is the edition you want to buy. There's a newer one and maybe your instructor has adopted that one instead.

The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook

With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet ...

The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook

Beloved knitwear designer Melissa Leapman offers a comprehensive stitch dictionary and guide with more than 300 original knitting patterns, including slip stitches, cables, and lace. Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern includes a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.

Knitted Toy Tales

Mice are the perfect stash busters. You can enjoy creating lots of lovely mice, each using a mixture of different yarns left over from other knitted toys – this is a great chance to experiment. yarn Any small amounts of lightweight (DK) ...

Knitted Toy Tales

From bunnies and bears to Russian dolls and robots, discover a unique range of over 20 adorable little knitted characters, each packed with personality and individual charm. The softly colored characters are a joy to knit, and their fun size is perfect for gift giving or as a quirky home accent. The projects combine simple knits with cute fabric appliqué accents to add that extra element not always found in traditional toy knitting titles. Clear instructions, fun narrative text and sweet photography speak to all knitters, regardless of level.

Protest Knits

Guaranteed to diffuse any aggressive situation – you could crochet these on Incredibly quick and easy to crochet using basic crochet stitches – good stash busters. Haven't you had enough already of all this talk of.

Protest Knits

Protest Knits is the book for you. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and political pin cushions to shy anarchist socks. Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. From the easy peasy to the more complex, here are more than 15 projects for some crafty therapy. Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting - the pussy hat project has been particularly successful but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. In Canada, there's the Revolutionary Knitting Circle, which first made headlines for their protest at the 2002 G8 summit. Australia has the Knitting Nannas, who protest about environmental issues by holding "knit-ins". In the UK, activists from Wool Against Weapons knitted a seven-mile-long pink "peace scarf" to protest against the country's Trident nuclear weapon programme. Then, a year later, they repurposed it into thousands of blankets for those in need in warzones and developing nations. And down in Chile, it's the hombres tejedores (knitting men) who break down stereotypes and teach other men to embrace the creative hobby. In cities across the world, "yarn bombing" reclaims urban spaces with a pair of needles, covering everyday items in brightly coloured knits. Like other forms of graffiti, yarn bombing can convey a message of protest - or it can just be street art for the sake of art. Knitting for change is a global activity. So get your needles and hooks out and change the world.

Knitlandia

A Knitter Sees the World Clara Parkes ... After a tricky shot, where I tried to explain how to work a triangle-shaped stashbuster shawl from the top down, he shook his head at the producer's thumbs-up, and we reshot, several times, ...

Knitlandia

A New York Times Bestseller Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.

Use Up That Yarn Leisure Arts 5572

With Drew Emborsky's quick and easy stash busters, you can clean up the clutter! The Crochet Dude® presents 13 practical projects that are fantastically fast at shrinking a stash. Set the table with crocheted coasters, a table runner, ...

Use Up That Yarn   Leisure Arts  5572

Presents instructions and patterns for thirteen crochet projects, including an oval bowl, coasters, a coffee cup sleeve, a table runner, and a cowl.

Drunk Divorced Covered in Cat Hair

H ))))))))) H Stashbuster Flower Q By Allison Keech Sanka, SuperCrafty.com This is a fast and easy knitted flower pin pattern, suitable for a beginning knitter. You can make a pin or use them to decorate purses, hats, and scarves.

Drunk  Divorced   Covered in Cat Hair

Featuring personal knitting recipes and patterns, this book is the irreverent first-person narrative of a contemporary, displaced Southern woman facing life after her husband leaves her to get his creativity back.

Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Easy Crochet Dishcloths offers 11 designs that are a great way to learn to crochet, try a new yarn or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colorful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and ...

Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Add personality, sentiment, and coziness to your kitchen with Easy Crochet Dishcloths. Don't underestimate the effect crocheting your own dishcloths can have on a space! There's a difference between a house and a home, and there's definitely a difference between a kitchen and a cozy kitchen! Make your kitchen more than a room for cooking; crochet a cozy kitchen -- crochet your own dishcloths! Easy Crochet Dishcloths offers 11 designs that are a great way to learn to crochet, try a new yarn or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colorful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and gifting. The “Crochet School” section presents the featured crochet stitches step-by-step to help beginners get started and to refresh more experienced crocheters. With designs ranging from very simple to more challenging, crocheters at all skill levels will find designs they’ll love to make. Project instructions are provided in both words and international crochet symbols.

Polka Dot Cottage Sweaters

Using only a few hundred yards of yarn, and working up in a couple of evenings, these tiny sweaters are nearly instantgratification, and fabulous stashbusters, too! ills d Sk Require OIl tail cast• Picking up Stitches.

Polka Dot Cottage Sweaters


Finger Weaving Scarves Wraps

Stashbuster. Scarf. Shown on page 16 MATERIALS s� 328 yards (150 g) of worsted-weight (#4 medium) wool/acrylic blend yarn in red s� 197 yards (90 g) of worsted-weight (#4 medium) wool/acrylic blend yarn in maroon s� ...

Finger Weaving Scarves   Wraps

Do you want to make scarves and wraps but feel intimidated by knitting needles, looms, or crochet hooks—or are you just always interested in trying a new technique? Finger Weaving Scarves & Wraps will teach you to weave simple patterns from yarn using just your fingers and a few basic tools you already own, such as a ruler on which to tie the yarn and a water bottle to hold the ruler in place while you work—it's that easy! • Easy-to-follow illustrated step-by-step instructions guide you through the process for weaving each of the 18 patterns • Create fashionable handwoven scarves, wraps, and other projects with simple weaving techniques—no loom required • Choose your own colors and yarns for a myriad of personalized accessories

YarnPlay at Home

Decorate in Style with Colorful, Cozy Handknits From inviting afghans and throws to a playful cozy for a French press and a mini sweater for a wine bottle, YarnPlay at Home gives you the perfect knitted accent piece for every room in your ...

YarnPlay at Home

Decorate in Style with Colorful, Cozy Handknits From inviting afghans and throws to a playful cozy for a French press and a mini sweater for a wine bottle, YarnPlay at Home gives you the perfect knitted accent piece for every room in your home. Dress up your bathroom with a super-soft bathmat or jazz up your dining table by slipping silverware into flirty little napkin skirts. Inside YarnPlay you'll find: • a guide to "living with color" that shows you how to choose colors that complement the pieces you already have and create the right mood • a wide variety of projects, both big and small, from kitschy cozies to full-size blankets and throws • stash-busters for using up all those odds and ends of yarn • overflowing reference sections with a basic guide to yarn, needles and knitting notions, a glossary of knitting terms, an abbreviations key, a needle size conversion chart and a list of inspirational home decor magazines and websites Dress up your home! Start knitting today.