Advent Scarf for 2021

📸 Tricia Weatherston

Looking ahead to Advent 2021, I would love to knit this gansey stitch advent scarf by Tricia Weatherston (Ravelry link). It calls for worsted weight yarn. What’s funny is there was a day when solid color worsted was most of my stash. Now it’s mostly hand dyed sock yarn. But I do have some gray DK that would probably work out for this pattern.

I’m curious now. What’s your yarn stash look like? Lots of hand dyed sock yarn, like mine?

10 thoughts on “Advent Scarf for 2021

  1. My stash looks a lot like a yarn store – at least in part because I was the recipient of leftovers from a closed yarn store. And I since I was a teacher, people knew I could make use of pretty much anything at school; I left a lot there, but kept the really nice stuff not appreciated by elementary students! And my aunt emptied apartments of elders at her retirement community; many of them were knitters. And another aunt couldn’t pass by yarns that caught her eye – I have a lot from her, and will have more, I think, when she decides that she really has given up knitting – she’s now about 95. And relatives give me yarn for gifts. So I have boxes and bins overflowing everywhere, and am doing really well at not buying yarn, unless I can see a specific project in the immediate future.

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  2. I have some worsted acrylic/wool blend, a goodly amount of DK in gray and cream, a bit of cotton worsted for dish cloths, a bunch of mohair in black and sea green, enough cotton in French blue for a cardigan, wool in golden yellow, charcoal, black, lavender, gray and lavender/gray, and a batch of pastel acrylics that will work nicely for baby stuff or something light. Half of that was gifted to me, I think. I have no fingering, except for the stuff for my Orkney and for a second set of advent mittens. I am going to find some just for me this year and finally knit a pair of socks for me!

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  3. my stash is fairly evenly spread over different weights: bulky, worsted, DK, fingering and lace. Most is wool or wool blends, but I have some acrylic yarn that I purchased for teaching children fiber arts. I am constantly trying to find new ways to use up the odd 1 to 3 skeins of each yarn in this stash. I have some 100% alpaca fingering that I intend to knit held with another type yarn.

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  4. That is a very cool pattern! I would like to knit that too 🙂 My stash has both a bunch on hand-painted sock yarn and a bunch of solid color worsted weight yarn. I really need to think about knitting down the stash this coming year :/

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  5. I think the scarf would look great in gray! My stash is a bell curve spread across the intermediate yarn weights, with larger amounts of sport and DK. Colorwise, most of the yarn is pretty homogeneous – not many colorful ones in there. (Time for shopping?)

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