Stashbusters: C is for Cable

Stashbusters – C is for Cable is the third in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set. My goal for the Stashbuster series is to create projects that can make good use of those smaller quantities and leftovers; yarn that might ordinarily end up in a giveaway bag.

$19.95

Description

C is for Cables – the third in the Stashbuster series – takes a conservative approach to cables; they’re just enough to provide an interesting way to use smaller quantities of yarn.

The problem with cables – if there could be one – is that they go through a lot more yarn than your average stitch pattern. This is no big deal if you’re shopping for new skeins. But if you’re working from stash, you may be limited in just how far those tidbits of yarn will go.

The more mileage you can get from the yarn you already have at home, the better you’ll feel about every trip to the yarn shop to restock. What’s better than having a robust yarn stash? Having an excuse to use every bit of it – even the leftovers!

Stashbusters – C is for Cable is the third in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set.

Individually these patterns would retail for $27 – catch all three in this bundle for only $19.95!

This Bundle Includes Three Patterns:

 

1. Kelp Cowl

This striking two-color cowl is the ultimate exercise in stashbusting! Slipped stitches make it easy to incorporate two colors into the body of the pattern, which isn’t always easy to do when you’re knitting cables. But in this pattern, the cables sit on the surface of your fabric (over the top of the stripes), so they really stand out.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • MC: DK Weight | superwash wool or similar | 250 yards in 100 grams | 1 skein
  • CC: DK or Worsted Weight | superwash wool or similar | 95 yards/86 meters in 50 grams | 1 skein

 

Needles & Notions

  • US Size 5/3.75 mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needles
  • US Size 7/4.5 mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave ends
  • Blocking pins, blocking mat

 

Gauge

  • 22 stitches and 25 rounds in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

 

Finished Measurements

  • 21 in/53.3 cm circumference
  • 14.5 in/36.8 cm height

 


2. Cross Country Mitts

These sweet fingerless mitts are a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite someone, and they use less than a whole skein of DK weight yarn! These mitts feature just enough texture to create a beautiful, classy look, but not so much that you’ll have to worry about running out of yarn before you reach the finish line. If you bought an extra skein of yarn for a sweater and used only a bit of it, you can use the remainder of the skein to knit a pair of mitts in a single weekend.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size:

  • Small, (Medium, Large, X-Large)

 

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • DK or Heavy Sport Weight | Wool or Wool Blend | Approximately 300 yards in 100 grams | 230 (240, 250, 260 yards) in all

 

Needles & Notions

  • US Size 2/2.75mm Double Point Needles – ribbing
  • US Size 3/3.25mm Double Point Needles – hand

 

Gauge

  • 24 st and 32 rounds in 4 in/10 cm, blocked
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

 

Finished Measurements

  • Hand Circumference: 7.3 (8, 8.7, 9.3) in/18.3 (20, 21.7, 23.3) cm
  • Top to bottom: 8.5 in/21.6 cm

 


3. Cobblestone Cable Beanie

My favorite thing about this pattern is that it’s a sneaky way to make use of a little bit of leftover yarn. If you’re a sweater knitter, chances are you have some DK or worsted weight yarn bits left over would be perfect partners for this project.

While cables are known for consuming more yarn that other stitch patterns, I was careful to keep them from taking over the project. The marled background really makes the cables pop!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:

  • 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Baby, (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)

 

Yarn – Search Your Stash

There are countless ways to use color in this project: look for darker and lighter tones to partner with your main color, or go for bold contrast by choosing two very different shades. You won’t need very much yarn, so even partial skeins and smaller leftover portions might be enough. (Self-striping, variegated, or gradient yarn would be fabulous as your contrast color for this project!)

  • DK or light worsted | Wool or wool blend | Approximately 250 yards in 100 g
  • MC: 164 (185, 210, 239, 271) yards/ 150 (169, 192, 218, 248) meters
  • CC: 50 (60, 70, 80, 90) yards/46 (55, 64, 73, 82) meters
  • Pictured: MC (blue) and CC (grey)

 

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
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat

 

Gauge

  • 22 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm in cable pattern, with largest needle, blocked
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

 

Finished Measurements

  • Head circumference: 13.6, (15.5, 17.6, 19, 21) in/35 (41, 46, 49.1, 54.5) cm
  • Brim to crown: 7.3 (8.3, 9.5, 10.8, 11.8) in/18.4 (20.9, 23.65, 26.9, 29.4) cm