Stashbusters & Merino Light

As soon as I finished knitting my Vivid blanket my thoughts immediately turned to projects for using up all of those beautiful leftovers. Though I haven’t done much crochet before, I couldn’t resist the idea of a huge granny square blanket like this one by Solveig Grimstad.

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Flowers in the Snow by Solveig Grimstad

Both Emily & I were immediately hooked (get it? I’m so sorry…) on this blanket design as soon as we saw it and we immediately started churning out squares. I’ve used the leftovers from the Sunshine and Storm colourway with a “natural” background, and Emily went for more of a vintage vibe using her nostalgia club “driftwood” yarn.

 

What are your favourite stash buster projects?

 

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Syncopation Adoration by Stephen West

There are so many things you could make with all those small amounts of yarn! Emily created this amazing brioche hat using small amounts of Rainbow Heirloom sweater and some gorgeous colour combos.

If you’re still looking for inspiration I’ve created a pinterest board with lots of ideas and some more of my favourites.

What about tonight’s update?

 

The lovely weather we’ve been having in Edinburgh recently has had me dreaming of projects in this bouncy yarn. Merino Light is available in the shop now (22 Apr 8pm BST)! This bouncy 2-ply superwash merino takes  dye perfectly for subtle semi-solids.  It is great for lightweight sweaters, shawls, scarves, and colourwork projects. You can read more about it here.

I’m working on something seriously cute in this yarn just now (but it’s a secret!). And you’ve already seen this tiny Playdate cardigan that Emily made.

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The Playdate Cardigan in 1-row stripes using RH Merino Light in ‘verdant’ and ‘jewel sea’

What else?

We also have Lush Light in the shop. This yarn is seriously luxurious (and one of my absolute favourites). This fingering weight yarn is a soft blend of baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere. Perfect for lace, shawls, and lightweight garments and colourwork projects.

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RH Lush Light in the shop now!

 

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