Using That Stash Sale Purchase
Picked up some lovely skeins at the Stash Sale but don’t know what to do with them? Ravelry can help with that! There are several ways to get where we’re going, but here’s one possible path. (Reminder – click on images to enlarge.)
We’re going to assume that the yarn has a label. Start on the Ravelry Yarns tab and search by yarn name to find the yarn’s information page.
BOX/SIDEBAR: No yarn label? A future RToM will address how Ravelry can help you ID “mystery yarns.”
Here’s an example for some Louisa Harding Amitola I scored at last year’s sale.
On the right, in the box titled About this yarn, click on the link to see the more than 3300 projects made from it.
Don’t panic! We will narrow your choices using Ravelry’s powerful search function. Starting at the top left, click to only show projects that have been finished, in your choice of knit/crochet/etc. I’ve also decided I want to make a shawl or wrap.
Farther down the left column, we’ll limit our choices based on the single skein of yarn available. I could enter the exact yardage using “customize” at the bottom of the box, but it’s easier to click the 150-300 yard range.
Finally, I don’t want to purchase a new pattern for this bargain yarn. At the bottom left, under More search options, I’ll select In Library to only see patterns that I already own.
Those 3300+ patterns have been narrowed down to 17 possibilities.
I’m torn between a small version of Revontuli -huivi/Northern Lights or the Nymphalidea, which requires a coordinating solid – but either way, I know that my yarn will work with the pattern!
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