Friday, 20 January 2017

Fiddly Bits (using up your yarn scraps)

January is a long cold month, Christmas is a distant memory and I find myself wishing for Spring to hurry up and make an entrance. I'm trying to be good, not spend too many pennies and not be tempted into buying more yarn (very hard!) So when I came across this pattern on Ravelry by accident it was the best find ever. Fiddly Bits by Hipknitizer. I have a whole box of yarn scraps I keep in my craft room and a bag in my loft, maybe some in my desk at work too! All Debbie Bliss Rialto DK merino yarn in yummy colours and this box was screaming out for a nifty project like this. All those colours, some discontinued from various granny square blanket projects all put to good use in a colorful cowl to keep me warm. All you do is knot them together, all those bits of  cut offs or end of ball and then knit to watch the stripes emerge. So easy but I did have to learn provisional cast on using a crochet hook, so I'm learning new things too.  Oh and kitchener stitch for the grafting of the two ends.

I'm loving the way its knitting up and its so easy, a totally brilliant pattern to take to work and keep with me for when I get a spare five minutes and want to keep my hands busy. Trouble is its very addictive and that's all I've done for the last two nights! I'm posting my progress on my Instagram account if you want to follow me or join in the pattern can be found here

look at all those stripes

a little lunch time knitting at work


magsmcc said...

Oh, but the sewing in of the ends!

mamasmercantile said...

It does look amazing with all the colours merging into each other. Hopefully the sewing in fairies will make a visit.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Its ok no ends to sew in they are kept inside the tube (its knitted in the round)
I just need to tidy them up as I go along and snip the excess yarn :-)

Jille said...

The colours look beautiful together. I love it!

Amy at love made my home said...

Great knitting!! Love the colour mix. Are you doing a magic knot ball? If so, is it working well for you?