knit in All The Yarn
I've knit one of these before, blogged here. The recipient said it could be a little bit wider, so I tried to make this one closer to 8" than 6". I did the large version, which is a row of 500 stitches. It's not fast, but it's pretty, and I think the intended recipient will love it.
The pattern suggests doing all the rows with the right side facing you. When you get to the end of the row, you cut the yarn--it later becomes fringe--and then slide your knitting so you can start at the opposite end again. I did that this time, and it makes a big difference. It's a linen stitch, and when you're looking at the right side, the stitches group themselves in tidy clumps of two. It's easy to see what should be knit and what should be slipped. It's not nearly as easy to see on the wrong side.
I have to admit, this doesn't make much of a dent in the scrap sock yarn stash. If anyone has some good ideas of projects that use up more scrap yarn, please tell!