Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Taming Your stash

With Christmas fast approaching, if you are anything like us you will be knitting or crocheting up a storm of Christmas gifts. But this can often leave your stash in a bit of a mess, so we have come up with some tips to help you get it back in order.

Organise your yam by weight.
That way you can see at a glance whether you have just the right shade of DK you are looking for or whether your sock yarn stash has reached epic proportions. When you have done this you might also like to group your colours together.  There is nothing more satisfying than looking at a rainbow of lovely colours.

Moths keep out!
Unfortunately, in the UK, we suffer a lot with clothes moths who particularly like to munch on wool and hand knits.  We have found that products with cedar oil help but you might also like to put your yarn in sealable plastic bags.

Keep a record
If you have multiple balls of yarn of the same kind it is a good idea to wind off a little sample to stick in a book and make a note of the meterage and weight of the yarn you have.  When you next find time to browse patterns on Ravelry you will know instantly whether you have enough yarn.

Tidy up your leftovers

Small amounts of yarn left over from a project that are just too large to throw away can create a lot of clutter in your stash. Our new Wool Winder is a great way to bring some order to these remnants so they are ready to use in other projects. How about winding them all together in to a big ball for a colour changing blanket like this Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown.  You could create a really beautiful rainbow effect.

Now your stash is all organised you will know exactly what you need Santa to bring you for Christmas  AND you will now have the room.

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