A Scrap Busting Knitting Project
I have extended my current scrap busting exercise to include knitting wool. I don't actually have a stash of knitting wool but do have quite a bit of leftover wool from previous projects. This in most part was a ball or two in each colour.
I did a bit of research on Ravelry and found Stripes by Drea Renee Knits which is knitted top down and is described as a "blank canvas". I made a little plan of the colours and order I wanted to use them and then crossed my fingers that I would have enough wool.
This was pretty quick to make because it is just stocking stitch. I think my nervousness about the quantities I had for each colour may have contributed to the speed at which I made this pullover. Just to be safe though, I used two different blacks; one being a wool crepe.
I am really pleased with how this jumper turned out. It did end up being a little prickly so I gave it a wash with some wool wash before wearing it and have worn it here with a long sleeve tee underneath. Since it is most likely to only be worn on the coldest days of winter, a tee underneath is far from a deal breaker. I really can't complain about a bonus knit and my scrap wool bag is a much more manageable size now. I would call that a win!