Stashbuster Knits

Stashbuster Knits

Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using your Favorite Leftover Yarn

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
There’s no such thing as too much yarn.

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’sStashbuster 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!

Baker & Taylor
A popular instructor and designer outlines a variety of imaginative projects that use yarn odds and ends, explaining how to use specific yarn weights and techniques ranging from lace and cables to colorblocking and fair-isle to make creative wearables for every member of the family. By the author of Mastering Color Knitting. Original.

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307586636
Branch Call Number: 746.432 L476s
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 23 cm


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Apr 10, 2017

Comprehensive color wheel organization; and stash organization by weight. I was looking for patterns for using up the left over balls of yarn I have. This book did not cover that. Good basic patterns for color work within your larger stash. I really like the organizational sections

Feb 29, 2012

Not up to Ms Leapman's usual standards, but a nice approach to sorting and using what's on hand. The projects are the usual selection of hats and bags, with a Zimmerman-style percentage yoke sweater. The chart for combining different weights of yarn in the same item was worth a look.


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