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Post by Wren on 15th November 2009, 4:16 pm

HI,

thought you might like to know what I do with all those pesky left over bits of yarn

Well, I save them up, and then when I get bored, I gather them all together, and knit them into squares. I do this using UK size 3 1/4mm needles, and cast on 3 stitches, then, every row, K1 inc 1 at the start of the row. When you have a triangle on the needles 1/2 the size of the square you want, K1 k2 tog at the start of every row, until you have 3 sts left, cast off.

THEN when I have a load of multi coloured squares, I sew them together et Voila, one doggie blankie!

They can be for my dog, OR a lot of the animal shelters like to have them for their residents. Useful, VERY useful.
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Post by polgara on 11th March 2010, 11:45 am

Make dolls clothes with them, a nice stripey scarf or wrist warmers cut them up & put them out for the nesting birds.
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Post by polgara on 9th October 2010, 9:36 am

Knit small squares to add patches to worn jumpers.

Make patch pockets for jumpers.

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Post by polgara on 9th July 2011, 6:06 pm

Depending on how long the bits are, try some french knitting

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Post by Dandelion on 9th July 2011, 6:12 pm

Save them up then present your nearest primary school with a bag full.

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