Do you dream in color? Love to create? How about whipping up your next project with a riot of hues and textures. This yarn will make every stitch a new adventure.
This is a big ball of scraps of various lengths, all knotted together to make a one-of-a-kind funky item. The colors are a rainbow of scrappyness! The tails are meant to stick out on both sides of the finished fabric or be poked through to the front or back. Anything goes! You could use this for free-form knitting too, if stripes aren't your thing.
These are scraps from my personal knitting projects. I use good-quality yarn with a preference for natural fibers! Your ball will include wools, wool blends*, alpaca, mohair, silk, etc. Sometimes there can be a bit of novelty yarn mixed in, but nothing too crazy!
I have made hundreds of these scrap balls and they are all truly one of a kind. It may not be the same ball pictured in the photo, but it will look very much like it in terms of the types of colors and fibers I work with.
Will it felt? Some blends will felt better than others and it could contain a wee bit of super wash. Projects knitted with these scrap balls do "bloom" beautifully after hand washing and a little fluff time in the dryer. The tails get shaggier and the yarns make a lovely halo.
I have included some photos of finished objects made with these scraps to give you an idea of how it knits up. The thickness of the stripes really depends on how long the rows are in your projects.
3.5 ounces 200-ish yards weight can range from sport to chunky, there are lots of variations in thicknesses
You'll need 4.75 ounces to make the baby sweater pictured so grab a few of your own scraps and tie a few on! The pattern is Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Sweater on Two Needles from the Knitter's Almanac book.
*on the topic of blends, i am not a fan of those scratchy big-box store acrylic yarns. i DO NOT buy these yarns for my scrap balls. on occasion though i have acquired yarns from my knitting friends and i don't always know the fiber content. my rule of thumb is that if it doesn't feel good, i won't include it.