Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Using Up the Leftovers

After I knit these booties, I searched Ravelry to see what I could do with the left over yarn. I came across this quick and useful project.


Pattern: Water Web (free) by Amie Gavin Glasgow
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic
Color: Blue 3818
Needles: US 6 DPNs

One thing that threw me a little about the pattern is the use of the asterisks in row 1. They are used instead of quotation marks to emphasize this part of the instructions, not as an indicator to repeat the actions contained within. I didn't realize that at first and kept wondering why I couldn't get the stitches to work right. It took me a while to figure it out, but after that everything went smoothly including the decrease section.

I ended up using every inch of left over yarn, so naturally I needed to replace it with more.

A stash of Tahki Cotton Classic is born!

13 comments:

  1. That water bottle holder is a great little project and useful, too! Adding to my Ravelry queue.

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  2. I have been dreaming of making a water carrier. It's not easy carrying a bottle around and that is just darling!

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  3. Great little project. Maybe I should make one for my new Sigg bottle, too. It would be perfect for the next scouting campout.

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  4. Love that yarn, it makes a good stash.

    You wouldn't believe my grocery bill...It is a constant challenge to keep the food in my house:)

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  5. What a great idea!

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  6. This is a great idea for a quick gift. Thanks.

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  7. I can't wait to see what you do with the new stash. I hear miters are addictive.

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  8. Great idea for a way to use up left-overs! Thanks for the link!

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  9. Thanks for the pattern link. What a great summer project! Yours looks Cool In Blue :)

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  10. That looks great, Tracy; and thanks for that pattern link! I may knit up the soap turtle for little ones I know.

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  11. It's another hit! Nice work.

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  12. Very nice! And I like your bottle, too. I have a similar one in red. It needs a carrier, too.

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  13. I'm going to knit up a few for the summer. None of the kids want to hold their water bottles. Great idea thank you:)

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~Tracy