After finishing a knitting project, I usually end up with leftover yarn. Sometimes it’s just a few yards but sometimes it’s more than half the skein depending on the project’s requirements. It is always advisable to have more yarn than run out in the middle of that last pattern repeat, or heaven forbid, at bind off! I’ve had the latter happen to me a couple of times and thank goodness for my generous yarn stash I have found similar colour/weight to finish it off.
I have used a lot of my leftovers in other projects too. Like the long languishing hexi puffs. Or as small pouches for the kids but I have found, when there is more than half a skein left, that the best kind of project for leftovers esp sock yarn is, well, socks. Short socks, to be precise which is what came off my needles this weekend.
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