De-Stashing Yarn A Knitted Project

My latests de-stashing project is a knitted cardigan using various odd balls of yarn. I used to buy yarn one ball at a time, I would see something great and think OH! goody what can I make with one ball from this gorgeous colour. Also it was affordable BUT not very economical or smart. Nevertheless I have a few balls to use! so begins my side to side knitted cardigan. I have admired other knitted side to side projects that I have found on Ravelry and thought surely I can do this too ! I have knitted from the top down, making a sweater with Barbara Walker’s helpful guidance. So I felt sure I could use a little help from Debbie Bliss to make my side to side cardigan. This is it so far…


I am surrounded by these colours in my world…the greens of the garden, the blues from flowers, sea and sky and the purples from the flowers in our garden.

Are you inspired by your surroundings ? what have you made ? would you like to share ?

About woolbrain

My current focus is working with natural dyes, local and traditional to create unique colour and patterns on cloth and paper. I have been inspired by others over the years, using local flowers, bark and leaves. The process is quite simple but the results are always varied which in turn makes the process exciting.

Posted on 26/05/2011, in Gardening, General, knitting, Make It Yourself, wool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The colour combination is magical – love it!

    Knitting from side to side is great because not many knitters do that so you have an unusual garment that will be the envy of many.

  2. Thank you so much Annie and Lyn, I love this colour combination too. I am giving it away at the end of the month to a very dear elderly friend who admired it a great deal and asked if I would make her one.

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