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(1) How to destash – Acrylic
After I admitted to myself, that I had a stash problem, my focus is now to slowly reduce the amount of yarn piling up around me.
When I started knitting in February last year I didn’t mind using acrylic yarn to learn. Of course, as soon as I knew how to knit a straight row I wanted higher quality yarn.
I don’t like acrylic fiber on my body, because it just doesn’t breath. So wristwarmers or hats were not an option. Besides, I like to knit something practical and useful from time to time.
So here are options that I will try this year to get rid off all my eeky acrylic yarns:
- Japanese scrubbies are called “Tawashi”. You can find a very detailed crochet pattern including photos at craftstylish. There are less knitting than crochet patterns, but there is a translation from a cute Japanese fishy pattern translated by Rhonda White at knittingknonsense.
- If you sew or know someone you does, you could go for a pincushion. I think I will either try this knitted pattern by Kris Patey or this crocheted frog at Roman Sock.
- I am definitely in need of a clothes pin bag. There is a crochet pattern over at myrecycledbags made with plastic yarn. I have actually found a knitted version at craftster for free, but since I own Home by Debbie Bliss, I will try her version from the book.
Do you have any others ideas, what acrylic yarn could be used for? I would love to hear them.
Next I will try to figure out, what to do with my cotton yarn.