What do you do with a project you made several years ago, and don’t wear — even though you really like the yarn?
That was my dilemma with a poncho I made several years ago. I knit the “Coming Home” Poncho from Lion Brand Yarn, in the “Harvest” color. While I liked the feel of the yarn, I found the poncho impractical. Where I live, we have strong winds. If I need a coat or jacket, the poncho’s too thin. The wind blows right through it. Indoors, it was in my way as I worked. So it sat, unused, on a shelf in my closet.
In this economy, I didn’t like it just gathering dust on a shelf.
What to do?
Recycle the yarn! 🙂
Take the poncho apart, and reuse the yarn.
The poncho is actually several sections sewn together, which made taking it apart a bit challenging.
And I decided to try another Danish shawl with this yarn which makes its own stripes. Not a traditional yarn, I know. I plan to knit a shawl I can wear inside the house as I work. Sometimes my shoulders get chilly as I work, or more often when I sit knitting or writing.
The Danish shawl pattern intrigues me, with the ability to tie it and wear it almost like a sweater.
After some frogging, and winding yarn into balls, I’m ready to start the shawl. This time, I’m double-checking the pattern as I go. 😳
Mostly because I want to have the “tails” long enough to wrap and tie around my waist. Or at least that’s the current plan.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Spin-Off Magazine published the original Danish shawl pattern. Click here to buy now.
The link to Spin-Off Magazine in this article is an affiliate link. Spin-Off Magazine did not provide me with the pattern or issue.
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