What do I do with all the yarn?
Well, you could make a cool "yarn ball hat!" But, there are some amazing projects where you can put your "yarn crawl" yarns together into a single project! A little thinking ahead, and you could have a beautiful project that reflects the fun and variety of this year's yarn crawl. Let me know if you have any other ideas that we can post.
Another thought is to bring a folder of patterns that you know you want to knit in the near future. As you are perusing the shops, you will find the perfect yarn somewhere, purchase the right amount, then place the pattern in the bag with the purchased yarn (so you will know what it is for).
Garter Squish Blanket by Stephen West
This super simple garter stitch blanket has an I-cord edge and is worked with two strands of worsted weight yarn held double. It’s a great project for mindless knitting with US 15 / 10mm needles. Use a neutral color through-out and double it with your yarn crawl acquisitions. Download the free pattern here.
The River Run
This asymmetrical shawl is constructed in five very manageable short-rowed segments, and is easily adjusted to the desired length of the wearer. And, this free-style fanciful garment will make excellent use of your favorite shawl pin.
River Run may look complicated, but it is actually quite simple to knit.
Pattern is $7.50. Please support your local yarn shop by purchasing from them through the Revelry shop-owners site.
(photo is from a previous year's yarn crawl)
Crop circles is a modular piece, you can construct anything from a small scarf or cowl up to an afghan or beyond. Both Knitted and Crochet versions available!
Purchase a skein of sport or DK weight yarn from each shop and enjoy this pattern.
If you didn't make one a couple of years ago.....try one this year!
Please purchase the pattern from your local yarn shop for $5.00 through the Revelry shop-owners site.
(Pattern designed by Erica Kempf Broughton, Nomad Yarns)
Collect sock or fingering weight yarns and create this beautiful angled blanket that will keep the warmth of the yarn crawl with you through those cold winter nights!
This is designed by Jana Pihota (HipKnitzer) and she has given us permission to post her pattern. So, download it here!
A beautiful shawl using multiple colors of fingering weight yarns knit in a simple lacy pattern and basic/neutral garter stitch sections. Pick up several skeins from the shops you visit, and cast on!
Pattern link posted with permission of the designer.
Find Your Fade Shawl
Find Your Fade is another amazing shawl made with a variety of sock/fingering weight yarns. Choose 1 color or 10 colors, and wrap yourself up in color.
Purchase this pattern from one the yarn shops that for $7.00 (from Ravelry Shop Owners).
Keep yourself organized during the yarn crawl! A place for your passport, pencil and validation form in one place--around your neck!
This pattern was offered last year, but if you are new to the crawl, or didn't make one just download and get going!
(This pattern was designed by Margaret Harness, Willowe's Yarn Haus)