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with Clara Parkes
Online Class

Stashbusting: Make the Most of the Yarns You Have

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h26m

Included in this Class

1. Get Organized

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

2. Tackle Unfinished Projects

Once you've tackled your yarn stash, it's time to sort your unfinished projects. Clara outlines a simple approach to organizing half-completed socks, mittens and sweaters. You'll get tips and ideas for finishing existing projects and repurposing others. Plus, see how easy it is to unravel and reclaim your yarn!

3. Identify Oddball Skeins

3. Identify Oddball Skeins

Put your stash to use! Discover quick and easy ways to calculate the remaining yardage of any partly-used skein. Then learn a trick for determining the correct needle size to use with your mystery yarn. Want to know if your yarn is wool or cotton? Clara's simple test will reveal the answer.

Recommended with this class

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