Well, my mission to use up all my 4 ply yarn has hit the buffers. I have finally realised how far a ball of 4 ply yarn will go. I gathered together some small oddments and actually managed to knit 6 hats and a scarf. I held two strands of 4 ply together and knit the Aran pattern Be Loving by Melissa Simpson. This is a lovely, easy pattern and the finished hat can be worn with the brim up or down.
I enjoyed combining different colours to create a variegated effect. To keep my interest going, I played around with different stripe patterns. I even experimented by using a tiny remnant of beige yarn to cast on the brown hat at the top of the picture. I had just enough left to knit the first row and I really like the way it looks when the brim is turned up. I might use that design feature again on future hats.
I also knitted a simple pink stripy scarf by just repeating blocks of garter stitch.
Apart from a few balls of white baby yarn, I know I have NEVER knowingly purchased 4 ply yarn. All this came to me mainly as donations from generous bloggers, Freecyclers and Ravelry members.
I still have plenty of 4 ply yarn left and I will slowly work my way through it. But I stopped when my shoebox was full enough to send off to Operation Orphan. I heard that they have a lorry full of donated items going to Nepal this month. I'm hoping I haven't missed it. But, if I have, there will always be another delivery.
*****My next post will be all about the giveaway I am planning to hold for my Big Birthday in August. Watch this space for more details.*****