Here at Schacht Spindle Company, we are no strangers to using handspun yarn in our projects. For many of us in the office, we rarely buy yarn, because our handspun stash grows so quickly. Events like the Tour de Fleece and Spinzilla give us an opportunity to really boost our stash of handspun, but sometimes that leads to project paralysis. After spinning so much yardage, many of us sit there wondering what to make with our handspun. We have a few projects for you whether you knit, crochet, or weave that are sure to utilize your handspun in the best of ways.
You can make a handwoven blanket using a Zoom Loom and various yarns that you have spun as long as they are approximately fingering weight yarn.
David Pipinich made “Patched Life” with some handspun.
For something a little more decadent, some wall art can be made with your precious samples of handspun yarns.
Denise created three pieces, each using a bit of her handspun.
Or if you have a mind to weave a long wall hanging, you can follow along with Benjamin.
For something a bit more practical, and just as meaningful, you could weave a shawl to wear and remember what you’ve spun.
Smaller quantities of yarn make for great scarves like Denise’s Sashiko Posh Plum Scarf, or Benjamin’s Log Cabin Scarf.
For some yarns it doesn’t always make sense to make a garment or scarf, so something else must be done. Both the Pencil Case by Denise and the Back Pack by Benjamin would be great uses for that yarn you just don’t know what to do with.
Handspun yarn tends to have a lot of energy, so it can make great knitting yarn.
A small cowl is good for small amounts of yardage, or you can spin your own gradient and make an entire shawl!
If your yarn isn’t as consistent as you’d like and knitting with the yarn isn’t in your future, this fun kerchief is a great handspun project.
Knit and Crochet
And if you can’t quite decide whether you want to knit or crochet with your yarn, why not do both? This simple hat idea is great for those of us who are indecisive.
For more handspun projects, go to the link below. What do you make with your handspun yarn? Let us know in the comments!
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