I wanted to title this post “using up scrap yarn” or something similar, but then I realised that calling all that cotton “scraps” would be an understatement. I still had about 5 skeins of Drops Safran from my never-knitted summer top, and I kept wondering what to knit with them?
Since the previous batch of small cotton towels was a success (I use them a lot, especially at the gym, because they are small, handy and absorbent), I decided to knit more of them.
I chose seed stitch for the towels, as it creates a good texture and makes them a little more absorbent and soft. They are slightly larger than the previous ones, but still not too big. They also don’t take up much space in the washing machine and dry out quickly. All in all, a great use of spare cotton!
With the towels knitted, I still had some yarn left and I just wanted to
get rid of it make something with it. So I decided to crochet a small summer baby blanket based on the Virus Shawl stitch. There is a paid pattern on Ravelry, but it really wasn’t complicated to crochet on my own, so I just adjusted the shawl pattern. However, the holes were too large for a blanket, and so I ended up with a stripey square and without any idea what to do with it. After some thinking, I decided to turn it into sort of a doily. Maybe not the most beautiful ever, but works just fine!
Both these projects were really easy and quick, and I could work on them even during the more intense working days. And now my cotton stash is almost empty
so I have an excuse to buy some more, which was the goal!