Your probably wondering what to do with all those small skeins of hand spun yarn. I know I was wondering the very same thing as a newbie spinner. My spinning was thick and 4 oz didn’t go quite as far as it does now. So I have some cute ideas for what to do with those small chunky/bulky skeins.
1. Create some awesome headbands ….realistically headbands/ ear warmers only take a small amount of yarn. Here are some freebies from ravelry that I think would look great with hand spun yarn.
thick to thin seed stitch headband by Ruth Pants
A lovely headband that will showcase the uniqueness of your hand spun yarn. You can find the pattern for the Thick to Thin Seed Stitch Headband by clicking on the link or picture.
Fourth Day Earwarmer by Emily Greene Blue
Another great head/ear warmer in a textured stitch that will show off hand spun. Linky Here.
Super Easy Cabled Chunky headband by Silvana Siddali
For those who want a bit more a challenge…..try out this gorgeous headband.
The Braided Knit Headband by Beth Attwood
For those of you who really love your cables ……this braided headband is really knotty.
Cute Mobius Head Band by me:)
For all you crochet lovers out there this is one of my patterns …..I think I made a zillion of these for Christmas one year.
2. Hats are also a good way to go…..
Monk Hat by Sarah Chilson
I love the simplicity of this hat it will show off hand spun beautifully.
Darn Knit Rasta Hat by Aimee Pelletier
The cool textures in this hat make it a must try.
Pixie Dust Earflap Hat by Amy Small
If your hand spun came out super bulky try this hat.…..I want one!!!!!
Hannah by Blake Ehrlich
I have one of these ……believe it or not my hair was once very long…..I love this hat!!!
3. Scarves and Cowls are great for that bit of hand spun bling
Scarf for Raphaelle by Anne Gosselin
Simple pattern that would really show off the colors and texture of hand spun.
Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles by Nancy Kleiber
A cute girly scarf that would look great in hand spun.
Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg
Simplicity is sometimes best this pattern will show off both color and texture.
Bed of Moss Infinity Scarf by Natalie Webb
A thin and thick yarn would make an amazing scarf with the textured moss stitch.
4. What about those tootsies don’t they deserve some hand spun too.
Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura
These slippers are awesome with or without the contrast edging.
Rainbow Striped Crochet Slippers by Haley Pierson-Cox
In one color or an multi-color yarn these slippers will be awesomeness.
Quick Socks by Haley Waxberg
These socks are cute and quick….notice same designer as the Bulky Mobius Cowl.
Lollipop Slippers in Andes by Drops Design
Fitted slippers in a simple design…. I was lucky enough to gifted a pair of these.
5. We can’t forget the other digits…
2-Hour Mitts by Simone Kereit
Easy fingerless mitts imagine the hand spun yum!
Really Quick Mitts by Haley Waxberg
Who says you need a bunch of yarn for mittens…..not Haley and not Me….we like instant gratification.
Montgomery Mitts by Megan Goodacre
Who says bulky yarn can’t be feminine….These lacy mitts disprove that theory.
Axel Mitts by Sarah Pope
I love the cable on these mitts….I really need to make a pair( they have been in my rav queue forever).
Men’s Fingerless Gloves Pattern by Elizabeth Deremiah
I couldn’t forget about the guys…..they need warm mitts and gloves too.
I hope this have given you plenty of inspiration….we’ve covered the body from head to toe. Now get out there and knit with your handspun don’t be afraid ( you can always make more).