Free Pattern friday – Easy peasy knit stashbusting shawl

stashbusting shawl project

Stashbusting at it finest

Stashbusting! We all love a fun way to use up some of those skeins laying around, or stuffed in random places all over the house.

For my Christmas hustle this year, my mother tasked me with making 9 shawls and 1 scarf for her co-workers as she retires at the beginning of 2021 and wanted to give them something personal as her last Christmas working with them.

Her only wishes were that they were all similar in design and that I used up my stash to make them. 

Challenge accepted! 

Since beginning my journey as an Indie dyer, I have rarely wanted to use my sizeable stash of acrylic yarns for much of anything.

So this was the opportunity to work through a ton of it, which I am forever grateful for!

stashbusting shawl
stashbusting shawl

enter the design choice

Last winter, I participated in an intuitive shawl design course by Kara Gott Warner after completing her 5 different shawls in 5 days challenge.

One of the simple starter designs I played with was a simple garter with a double stitch spine. Super easy, yet super effective.

I find that simple patterns allows the colors chosen to really shine while also giving the knitter the flexibility to play with their chosen colors and even the design.

This Easy Peasy Stashbusting shawl is perfect for beginners and is a definite Knitflix and chill for the more seasoned knitter.

I used exclusively acrylic yarn for this project but you can definitely use your stash of Indie yarn too. There’s no rules.

You can even use this single stranded with fingering weight, just size down the needles. 

This pattern can be modified in many ways, think of it as a blank pallet.

*Disclaimer* Now I know that this particular design has likely been done in different ways by many designers, which is why I chose to make this free on my blog.

Also note, that everything on my blog is in no way giving me any monetary kickbacks. These are essentially my notes being provided in a cohesive manner, because I like to share knowledge. Okay, enough of that

women showing shawl
women wearing shawl side pose

A note on yarn choices

Stashbusting yarns

For a majority of the shawls I held similar weight yarns together and color blocked each section.

With the exception of the marled shawls in which I held one strand of Barcelona with one strand of worsted weight and used US 11 sized needles. 

For the DK weight – Comfy Cotton I used US 10.5 needles which gave a nice drapy open stitch. You can play around with it to find a gauge that you like. 

Stashbusting Shawl
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Directions for the Icelandic bind off can be found here in a video by Lauren Savidge of @knitabitcrochetaway.

When or if you post pictures do tag me @fuzzywhatknots or use hashtag #easypeasystashbustingshawl.

I can’t wait to see your shawls!

Enjoy your stashbusting, until next time!

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Teresa is the jack of all trades behind FuzzyWhatKnots Fibers. Teresa resides in Pennsylvania with her Husband, daughter and cat. When she’s not slinging yarn or splashing dye she enjoys a scenic hike or a good book

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