These sweater, poncho, and other clothing projects are designed to use up those leftover yarn. Many of the patterns are free
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Long sleeved cardigan knit with garter stitch in simple rectangular shapes and tons of spare scrap yarn! The color-change tie offs at the end of the rows are integrated into the funky side fringe, eliminating the need to weave in ends. Size is customizable. Designed by Regina Weiss of Morale Fiber.
Baw Baw Sweater
Long sleeved tunic length pullover with a flattering flared body. Knit seamlessly from the top down in all knit stitches. Designed to be knit with 2 strands of sock yarn held together it's perfect for stashbusting. But it could also be adapted to one strand of worsted weight. Designed by Sandra Levey
Striped Cold Shoulder Poncho Top
This pullover is knit in 2 pieces with shaping for sleeve cutouts and neckline which have ribbed edges. The shaping is mostly charted. Designed by Cheval Blanc Official. Pattern includes English, French, Dutch, German, and Spanish. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern - at the destination page, click on download file, enter your email address, and they will email you a link
- See the Ravelry page
Xtreme Slip Stitches Shrug
This shrug is knit in garter stitch with a graphic design created with short rows and slip stitches in contrasting colors. Designed by Sybil R.
This dress is worked in 12 pieces, all in 1x1 ribbing making it stretch to many body sizes and shapes. This is a great stash busting project, using 1 to 12 colours. It’s like knitting a giant puzzle. You could also work only the top half to create a beautiful crop top. Designed by Emily Manasc. Fingering weight yarn.
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Zig Zag Dress
Irina Poludnenko designed this lace dress with a skirt that is knit in the round with chevron lace. Great for stash or multi-color yarn!
Espace Tricot’s top achieves its color gradient by knitting with double strands of yarn and then switching colors as you go. Sizes 33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 46.25, 50.5
- Get the free knitting pattern — the link to the pattern is toward the bottom of the page
- Get the recommended yarn
High Plains Cardigan
This long-sleeved sweater with pockets is knit in a 4 row repeat moss stitch. 5 pieces (back, 2 fronts, and 2 sleeves) and then seamed. The designer Heather Lodinsky and Lion Brand Yarn rate this a Level 2 Easy (beginner +) pattern. Sizes 1X, 2X, L, M, S
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Jeans Yarn on Amazon (Prime)
- See more 4 Row Repeat Knitting Patterns
Yarn Deli Poncho
This easy garter stitch poncho is designed to use up your stash and scrap yarn. It even self-fringes! Designed by Linda Jo Park. Pictured project by WIHH
Mixed Media Poncho
This poncho is a work of art with colorful stitch patterns and stripes.
Ivy League Vest
Play with colorwork in this fair isle pullover v-neck vest. Knitters used color schemes from pinks to blues to watermelon colors, and beyond. Some knittrs even substituted other fair isle charts with animals, Doctor Who motifs, and more. Designed by Eunny Jang. Sizes 28 (31½, 34¾, 37¾, 41¾)” bust circumference. Pictured projects by the designer and Enebymaria. Need extra help? The designer also offers a class with this pattern.
- Get the free knitting pattern in the free ebook Exploring Color Knitting: 7 FREE Patterns
- Get the pattern class Introduction to Fair Isle: The Ivy League Vest with Eunny Jang
- See the Ravelry projects
Twilight New Moon Bella Vest
Cambria Washington was inspired by the vest that Bella wore in Twilight New Moon.
Melody Johnson designed this poncho created from mitered diamond panels are featured in this poncho. The pattern offers suggestions for alternate sleeve patterns. Pictured project by Fibermania
Patterns for Purchaseninilchik
Pullover poncho sweater with sleeves and an icelandic stranded colorwork on yoke. DK weight yarn. Designed by Caitlin Hunter. 2 sizes, fits XS-M, L-3X
The masterful placement of the blocks in this top is what makes the finished look really pop — plus the unique use of complementary colors and textural yarn. S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
This cocoon style cardigan features offset stripe motif and marled color scheme created by holding two strands together. Knit flat in two pieces and seamed. 4 sizes. Designed by Alexis Winslow
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine yarn at Annie’s