Tuesday, January 22

CONTEST: What can I knit with 1-285 yards of yarn?

To celebrate 100,000 hits to my blog, I'm running a new contest. I may be courting insanity with this idea. LOL!

Everyone is always asking what can I make with __ yards of yarn? What can we make with those pesky leftovers or odd skeins that we all have in our stash? The one skein books have helped but they don't go far enough.

This contest is to track down free knitting patterns on the web that use from 1-285 yards of yarn. This is the equivalent of a 50 gram skein of laceweight (285 yards) down to superbulky weight (55 yards) plus any yardage less than that.

Rules: Entries must be:
  1. knitting patterns
  2. free on the web
  3. in English
  4. with photos
  5. that use 1-285 yards of yarn.
  • the name of the pattern,
  • yardage used,
  • and a valid URL.
Here's an example:

Kids Crown
15 yards

This contest is not about finding 500 patterns for dishcloths. Choose your favorite few or submit the URL for a site with 100 dishcloth patterns. I'm looking to put together a list for a wide range of items from all over the web. Get the picture?

If there are enough entries I'll break the list down by yarn weight--lace, dk, sport, fingering, worsted, bulky, and super bulky---then by yardage for each category.

Email your entries to junkyarn AT yahoo DOT com and put "What Can I Make With?" in the subject line. Enter as many times as you like. (Please don't post your entry as a comment to my blog.)

The contest ended on February 21, 2008. The real prize for everyone will be the final list put together from the entries.

Pass the word as the more entries I get, the better list you'll have to choose from.

Happy hunting!


Angelika said...

That sounds like a great idea. Who knows, you might just get a whole books worth together. How about a KAL on it's own? My friend was very successful with something like this for the fingerless mittens.

Romi said...

Ice Queen cowl
229 yards of laceweight mohair


Sharon Rose said...

I'm trying to figure out how to upload a Word file... I have a mohair cowl lace pattern I'll be happy to share. Pics on my blog.

BadCatDesigns said...

You can make my Little Flower Doily. Maybe you can make two!

Beth said...

Unoriginal Hat by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


about 100 yds of bulky weight wool

Joan said...

Sock-Shaped Knitting
4-5 yards of worsted weight

(only here right now, but I'd be happy if someone could make it more permanently available - thanks!)

(here from Ravelry :-D)

Unknown said...

(Yup, here from Ravelry...)

This is a GREAT idea! I actually just made a little bag out of 25 g of worsted Malabrigo, because I had no idea what to do with it... I've always considered myself very fortunate for my small feet, because it means that I can get two pairs of socks out of every 400yard ball of fingering!

But this is my favourite ~200 yard pattern: Hidden In My Shoe socks.
210 y of fingering weight.

It is free, it is on the Web, but you do have to join the Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group to get it. It's the December 2007 pattern. ^_^


Anonymous said...

Working Title: Woolpaca golves
approx. 144 yds

Rhonda Wilson said...

I've been looking for a good tea cozy pattern that's not beyond my skill level (at least I hope). Knitty has two in this great little pattern Kureyon Kozy - the small one uses about 100 yards and the big one uses about 220 yards. How great is that? http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter04/PATTkureyonkozy.html

Are you going to post the whole list once the contest is closed?