When I teach, I impart the tricks I have learned over the years of experimenting with scraps to the students so they too can make a successful scrap quilt.
But that knowledge is compartmentalized ....in the quilt drawer. Whoever thought I could do the same with yarn!!
I have lots of 20 gram bits after making socks for the past years. Like with fabric, I just didn't want to throw those 'valuable' bits out. I also didn't want to do what many quilters do. That is bring a small piece of fabric (yarn) to the quilt store and buy $200 worth of fabric (yarn) to 'match' it so they can use their scraps! Makes no sense.
So I applied my knowledge of making scrap quilts and what do you know? It worked!
I divided the yarn bits into the same VALUE groups- like I do with fabric.
|This is the dark value group. |
Yes, even the pink ball
I am knitting two rounds with each colour therefore spreading the colours out, exactly how I would piece a scrap quilt. My hand knit socks are looking great!!
Keep in mind that quilter's cotton keeps going up in price. Make an effort to use what you have. It is really rewarding coming up with a solution!!