Stashbusters: A is for Accent

Stashbuster – A is for Accent is the first in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set, because they’re part of a bigger vision: I want you to actually look forward to new ways to use your stash. Each new 3-pattern bundle will have a different focus, with a range of different kinds of projects – all designed to inspire you to see (and use!) your stash in creative new ways.

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Description

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about stash yarn. I think that’s because I have a different idea of what stash yarn really is: I don’t think of stash as leftovers (if we’re honest, the word “leftovers” doesn’t have the most inspiring connotation). I think of stash as my own personal yarn shop at home; it’s a curated collection of what I love. And the reality is that most of us aren’t just stashing leftovers – we’re storing yarn we bought for projects or as souvenirs from special events.

So we start by reframing what stash yarn is all about – it’s GREAT YARN. And then we talk about how to work with limited quantities, because that’s all stash really is – it’s a limited supply of yarn that you already have on hand. The Stashbuster A to Z series will take you through a multitude of ways to use your stash for projects that truly inspire you. They’re great for weekend knitting, quick gifts, and satisfying options for using trophy skeins and, yes, leftovers, too. But these bundles are NOT about cobbling together our scraps; they’re about celebrating our stash in a playful way.

Stashbuster – A is for Accent is the first in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set, because they’re part of a bigger vision: I want you to actually look forward to new ways to use your stash. Each new bundle will have a different focus, with a range of different kinds of projects – all designed to inspire you to see (and use!) your stash in creative new ways.

This Bundle Includes Three Patterns:

1. Aerial Cowl

This bouncy, playful cowl is the perfect stashbuster for a trophy skein. It’s a ridiculously fun knit that you can finish in a single weekend – with a repetitive texture that’s hard to put down.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size: One Size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • 1 DK or worsted multicolor skein – (100 grams) for your Accent Color
  • 1 DK or worsted coordinating solid color/contrast skein (100 grams) for your Main Color

 

Needles & Notions

 

Gauge

  • Approximately 18 stitches in 4 in/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked

 


2. Apple Cart Shawl

Variegated skeins, this one’s for you! Look for that colorful trophy yarn or souvenir skein that’s been hanging out in your stash – this is the chance to let it take center stage.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One Size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • 1 (100-125 gram) skein fingering weight variegated or colorful yarn
  • 1 (partial skein, about 50-75 grams) fingering weight yarn in a solid, contrasting color

 

Needles & Notions

 

Gauge

  • Approximately 22-23 st in 4 in/10 cm in pattern, blocked

 

Finished Measurements

Finished size will vary, depending on your yarn choice

 


3. Adventurer Beanie

This eye-catching beanie is the perfect project for color play! Better still, the color changes are worked with slipped stitches, so you’ll never use more than one color per round. (No colorwork required.)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sizes:

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • 1 partial skein worsted weight (solid or tonal) for your Main Color
  • 1 partial skein or half skein worsted weight (solid, tonal, speckles or variegated) for your Accent
    Color

 

Needles & Notions

  • US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
  • US Size 6/4mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
  • US Size 6/4mm DPNs – to close crown
  • Darning needle to weave ends
  • Blocking pins, blocking mat

 

Gauge

  • 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

 

Finished Measurements

  • Head circumference: 9.6 (14.4, 18, 19.2, 20.4, 22.8) in/24 (36, 45, 48, 51, 57) cm
  • Brim to crown: 6.5 (7.5, 8, 8, 8.5, 9.5) in/16.25 (18.75,20, 20, 21.25, 23.75) cm