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Feb 10, 2019 11:21:33   #
Mle
 
I have been knitting socks for quite a while and have a lot leftover sock-weight yarn. My leftovers are mix of superwash and acrylic yarns. I have made a couple pairs of socks and fingerless gloves with a mish-mash of some of the yarn. What do you do with your leftover sock yarn? Any new ideas will be appreciated.
 
Feb 10, 2019 11:25:40   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
Mle wrote:
I have been knitting socks for quite a while and have a lot leftover sock-weight yarn. My leftovers are mix of superwash and acrylic yarns. I have made a couple pairs of socks and fingerless gloves with a mish-mash of some of the yarn. What do you do with your leftover sock yarn? Any new ideas will be appreciated.


All of my left over sock yarns are wool blends, and I often make matching fingerless mitts with the left overs.
Feb 10, 2019 11:34:40   #
mao
 
I have used two strands of leftover sock yarn to make kids’ mittens for donation. Sometimes I’ve made stranded mittens using two strands in each hand, or else used two strands of sock yarn in one hand and a single strand of worsted or DK in the other hand - despite the size difference, it seems to work just fine. Have also used lots of odd leftovers together in 1898 hats- again using 2 strands of sock yarn, adding new colors randomly when one strand runs out. Kids like the mix of colors - my own grandkids have frequently adopted something out of my donation pile.
Feb 10, 2019 11:35:03   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
Toys?
Feb 10, 2019 11:40:37   #
DesertPurl
 
Anything that has stripes or defined sections. So a cowl that has a section of garter, then eyelets, then lace…etc. Ditto for hats - there are many styles of hats that have sections of texture or color.
You could also make some of the most interesting comfort dolls ever made. Kids don’t care is the skin is skin-color; they love color. If you have any solid color yarn, use that for the “clothes."
Feb 10, 2019 11:41:10   #
hilltopper (a regular here)
 
Have made several neckerchiefs as gifts for young female family members. It you use an open pattern they drape nicely.
 
Feb 10, 2019 11:49:20   #
Amooozing
 
Socks for dolls. Mix colors that compliment and make doll sweaters.
Feb 10, 2019 11:49:53   #
chickkie
 
I make mine into socks, and you get some interesting one of a kind color combinations.
Feb 10, 2019 12:15:49   #
RufusPiglet
 
I am making a "Heathen Housewife Blankie" with mine, I found the pattern here on this site - it's beautiful and coming along nicely :)
Feb 10, 2019 12:18:02   #
Nancy Deak (a regular here)
 
I want to make his with my leftover sock yarn someday. It is the Vertical Kaleidoscope Cardigan from Annie’s Catalog.


Feb 10, 2019 12:18:09   #
Sierrakj
 
I just used mine to make hats of all sizes. I used size 5 needle and a double strand of sock yarn in what ever color I grabbed next. One color of yarn would run out and I added the next using a russian join. I found the Nautilus hat pattern ( free on Ravelry) to be my favorite one for the double sock yarn. It was a twisted rib sort of pattern. I think any simple hat pattern that calls for sport or DK yarn would be good. I was making all sizes for donation. My husband loved them and kept one for himself.
 
Feb 10, 2019 12:23:47   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
Last fall on here someone posted the same question. One of the items that came up was a holder for ear buds, don't have the link, but keep thinking I'll make a couple prs and see if GK would like them. There were also a number of interesting things suggested, but I didn't bookmark the topic. Sorry

I acquired a bunch of very tiny (around 2 inches) granny squares done with fingering, some of it is sock yarn, for certain. They used many colors for two center/middle rounds but black for outside and the squares are so pretty. i keep planning to put them together in fingerless mitts but haven't finished any yet.
Feb 10, 2019 12:36:25   #
possumlj (a regular here)
 
I made a sweater out of all my leftover sock yarns (and still had some leftover). I had never made a sweater out of yarn that fine. It's wool, and warm as toast, but it took FOREVER to make.
Feb 10, 2019 12:43:44   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
I'm thinking about using my leftovers for a version of the Miss Grace Shawl.
Feb 10, 2019 12:55:37   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
I use the small amounts left over to make scrap socks. I don’t much left over because I use contrasting cuff, heels, and toes, and can usually get one longer pair, and one pair of ankle socks from 100 grams of main color, and a lesser amount of contrast.
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