Tuesday, December 08, 2015

There Ought to be a Name for It...

... when one knitter de-stashes yarn and gives it to another knitter, who comes home and puts in her stash.

One of the women from the library knitting group offered me more than 12 CONES of Orlon yarn, probably from the '60s. She used it on her knitting machine, so it's a little fine for knitting on needles. But it might be fun to wind 2-3 balls and hold the strands together to make sport wt or DK yarn for baby sweaters.


Tired Teacher said...

Do a YouTube search for Navajo Knitting by Lucy Neatby: I think it would work perfectly for these large cones and you wouldn't have to create separate balls to knit with it.

Tiny Tyrant said...

That looks awesome. Something else to note with cones, they may still have oils, etcs from the mill on them. So clean/soak well, and some of it may soften further.

Also Navajo Knitting is definitely the way to go if you want to use more than one strand together. I took a class over the summer.