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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What to Do with the Leftovers ...

The leftover yarn, that is. You know how when you do colorwork, you often buy a 220-yard skein and only use a few yards of it? Well, the Bohus Swing Coat took five different colors, but only one was used much.

Oh, behave yourself!

There, that's better.

So you see the color that was most used ... leaving me with four other colors, three of which were barely touched! Since I used the fabulous Cascade 220 for the Bohus, I went to the 60 Quick Knits for Cascade pattern book, and voila, found this:

The Tweed Watch Cap.

It'll look better blocked.

The Bohus is pretty much done, except for sewing on the frog to fasten the front. It isn't a great fit for me, too snug on the top, and too billowy on the bottom, but I'll try to make it work. It wasn't a difficult knit, and I love working with Cascade, plus I got lots of leftovers to play with! I'll showcase the Bohus on the FO Friday blog.

Don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis tomorrow for WIP Wednesday, and see what all the other artists are up to!

Merry Christmas!


  1. For the longest time I only had what I was working on... now "all of a sudden" I have small amounts of yarn that aren't enough on their own and so many different gauges that they aren't enough together either. Maybe I should do a color-work sweater too. ;-)

  2. I cannot wait to see the Bohus in all its glory! It's amazing! I think the hat is a great idea for the left overs. I never know what to do. And, they get tossed in the stash.

  3. I can't wait to see Bohus finished. I really hate left over scraps of yarn. I am always stumped with what to do with them.

  4. Looks great - I'll be interested to see the finished Bohus on Friday!

  5. I think the Bohus looks lovely, you chose such pretty colours. And the watch cap will be awesome!

  6. Yay for leftover yarn! Can't wait to see the sweater on show!


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