Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using Your Favorite Leftover Yarn
By Melissa Leapman
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307586636, 144pp.)
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
List Price: $19.99*
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As renowned knitwear designer Melissa Leapman knows all too well, every knitter has a stash of yarn that they just can't bear to part with: the one or two extra balls of yarn bought "just in case," or the bits and pieces leftover from completed projects.
"Stashbuster Knits" gives you the absolute best way to use--and enjoy--your treasured yarn collection guilt free. Leapman offers valuable step-by-step guidance on organizing and shopping your stash to inspire creative new knitting ideas and color combinations. Then she gives you 21 ingenious projects for men, women, children, and home that are designed so no one will ever guess they were made from odds and ends.
Included are projects both large and small, from a glorious Fair Isle sweater for your favorite guy to a chic little scarf made with a Magic Ball. Each yarn weight has its own chapter, from super fine to super bulky, ensuring that knitters will find a way to use every piece of stored-up yarn. Filled with tips and hints on customizing projects and ideas to use even the tiniest bits of yarn, Leapman's "Stashbuster Knits" will help transform your beloved stash into projects you'll love even more.
So dive into your closets, dig into your bins, rifle through your drawers, and bring your precious yarn out of hiding. Let's begin putting that stash to good use.
Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s, McCall’s, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Knit It!, and Interweave Knits magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York City.