Using up yarn

I wasn't able to get another skein of the yarn I used for the hat I posted earlier, so I needed to find a smaller project to use up a little under half a skein. Because I'm so in love with this yarn -- a chunky, handpainted wool -- I decided first to make an iSock (aka "an impractical yet stylish carrying case for my cell phone") so I could carry a little of it around with me every day. When I STILL had a little bit left -- not really enough to do much with -- I made this oh-so-fashionable teddy bear scarf.

The iSock was knitted on size 8 dpns, which was a little tricky to work because it makes for a VERY tight loop. (I'm also one of those people who knits stuff on dpns just a bit over-tight so my work doesn't slip off when I adjust my hands.) I had initially considered making a felted slipcase, but because the loops were so tight on my initial swatch, I decided I didn't need to do that. The first two rows are a 1x1 rib to prevent curling, and the rest of the rows are just knit. I finished it off with a three-needle BO once it got to the length I wanted.

The teddy bear scarf was a super easy and fast garter stitch project, knitted on size 10.5 circular needles. I don't think it took me more than 45 minutes from CO to BO.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice knitting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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albert's picture

Both came out really nice- this yarn seems to show best in the garter stitch.

GrammarCop's picture

Thanks! I think part of the fault lies with my cell phone camera -- in person, the iSock shows off the yarn pattern better than the scarf.

I love the yarn! And the projects too. Great use of great yarn.