Who loves a great stash busting project? I know I do and today I have to share Lara’s fun new design, Stash Bash. First of all when I saw this design on Lara’s FaceBook page, I instantly fell in love and had to see what I could find in my stash to make this project work.
As always, Lara provides a wonderfully written pattern that is easy to follow. This is a charted pattern with written instructions for the set up rows as wells as instructions for changing colors, perfect for intermediate to advanced knitters, or beginner knitters who understand how to read charts. This truly is a simple knit that can be so gratifying in so many ways! Oh, be sure to check Beth’s test knit page for her color variation, it is gorgeous and I personally love her color combination!
From Ravelry: Stash Bash comes in two versions: Mild or Wild. The Mild version was knitted with two full skeins of Kismet Fiber Works Fingering yarn. The Wild version was knitted with one full skein of Bugga and varying amounts of left over sock yarns. The pattern includes directions for both and how to adjust the sizing if you would like a larger or smaller shawl.
Yardage Requirements for using left over yarns:
416 (463) yards of yarn for the main color.
1. 4 gm/10 yards
2. 9 gm/15 yards
3. 12 gm/20 yards
4. 13 gm/25 yards
5. 15 gm/30 yards
6. 17 gm/35 yards
7. 19 gm/40 yards
8. 21 gm/45 yards
9. 23 gm/50 yards)
Please note that fingering weight yarns do tend to vary in weight a bit, so it is a good idea to have a little extra of each color. Not all fibers weigh the same :) This is one of those fun projects where gauge is not critical to the outcome of the shawl. Keep in mind that if your gauge is different than what is called for that you may use more or less yarn and the size of your shawl will be affected.
Hurry, Lara is offering an introductory price of $2.99 ( Buy It Now ) that will end on November 5th, no coupon needed! This great design is perfect for stash busting singles, as well as left over fingering weight yarn. Be sure to join the fun in Lara’s group and join her Stash Bash KAL & Stash Down.
I’m off to check my stash ~ I’m even thinking handspun might be great for this project too!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!