Make Your Own “Variegated” Yarn
I have found that a ball of crochet cotton makes a little less than two washclothes. After making dishclothes like:
I am finding myself with a lot of leftover scraps!>
I save all of my cotton scraps greater than 8″. This means leftovers from long-tail cast-ons, ties from fat-quarter packs, and every last stitch of leftover yarn.
I set up my ball winder (greatest treat ever) and organize my scraps in an interesting pattern. I wind them all up and am left with a cute little variegated ball.
This works great for me because
- My mom loves knit dishclothes for every holiday gift
- My mom loves scrappy thrifty things
I am getting a headstart on Christmas gifts with my “TV Knitting” basket. Plain scrappy garter-stitch dishclothes are easy to knit without looking or without light. I keep my scrap basket in the living room and work on dishclothes while Spencer and I enjoy a movie together.
Netflix has released Mad Men on instant queue, so I will get a lot of dishclothes done in the coming months!
- I offer last minute handmade Christmas gifts in this post
- Use rag strips for crocheting rugs with instructions from this post
- Unravel sweaters for yarn with instructions from this post