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Stashbusting: Make the Most of the Yarns You Have

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Bust your stash! Learn how to identify, sort and store your yarns as you explore creative new ideas for putting them to use.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including three stashbuster patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Clara Parkes
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

There's a world of fabulous fiber opportunities in every knitter's stash. Bring them out of the woolwork as you bust your yarn stash like never before! During class, fiber expert Clara Parkes will show you how to identify your mystery yarns so you'll know when to use them and whether to keep them. Clara will make it easy to decide what to finish and what to repurpose as she teaches you how to organize stash yarn and unfinished projects in useful new ways. You'll also learn handy methods for reclaiming yarn from unfinished projects, calculating the amount of any yarn you have left and storing your stash safely. Plus, bust your stash with tons of creative project ideas, including three exciting patterns!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Get Organized
Meet author and knitting instructor Clara Parkes, and preview the ways this class will help you happily -- and effectively -- manage your stash. Clara guides and encourages you through the process of unearthing and sorting through your collection of skeins. In addition, you'll discover innovative ways to let go of your unwanted yarn.
2. Tackle Unfinished Projects
3. Identify Oddball Skeins
4. Use Up Precious Leftovers
5. Pair Yarns Together
6. Knit Stashbusting Projects
7. Store Your Stash

Recommended with this class

  • Yarns and unfinished projects from your stash
  • Calculator
  • Digital kitchen scale

Taught by

Clara Parkes
Clara Parkes
More than a decade ago, Clara Parkes left San Francisco's high-tech hubbub to build a quieter, more creative life on the coast of Maine. Today, her best-selling books include The Knitter's Book of Yarn, The Knitter's Book of Wool and The Knitter's Book of Socks. Clara has been named a member of Vogue Knitting's "New Wave." She is the publisher of and is a frequent contributor to Twist Collective. She has appeared regularly as the "yarn expert" on Knitting Daily TV. Clara loves to help knitters improve their understanding of the materials they use every day.

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