What can I knit with this?

(8 Posts)
Flossyfloof Sun 08-Mar-15 16:51:58

I am really trying very hard to avoid buying much new yarn while I get rid of my stash. Years ago, a friend gave me something she had started to knit, I think it was something like a short-sleeved bolero. So long ago I can't remember but that is about the quantity of yarn I have.
It is plain cotton, cream. I am not sure if it is dishcloth cotton? Seem to think there was a bit of a craze for using it in the 80s. I don't want to knit dishcloths which I would never use and it was originally intended for a garment. It is about double knit but on the thick side and being pure cotton (I think) has no give in it at all.
What can I make with it? Any suggestions gratefully received!

queenofthepirates Sun 08-Mar-15 17:07:01

toddler cardigan for the summer?

Dutchoma Sun 08-Mar-15 17:09:27

A bag? A cushion cover with fancy stitches? Or knit the dish cloths and give them away?

queenofthepirates Sun 08-Mar-15 17:10:54

You could put the parameters into https://www.ravelry.com and see what patterns it throws up?

PomeralLights Sun 08-Mar-15 20:58:18

I made a hat from cotton yarn - it was nearly all moss stitch (or seed stitch to Americans) as moss stitch has more give in it than stocking stitch it was fine. Why is it you don't want to make a bolero with it as originally planned? If you know any one with a small girl you could make a simple girls tunic dress with it as a gift, the kind with buttons on the shoulder (am on phone, will post a link in next comment) otherwise with that small a quantity i can't think of an alternative adult garment

PomeralLights Sun 08-Mar-15 20:59:53

Something like this rebeccagunn.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/super-simple-baby-tunic.html?m=1
Have been meaning to make this for my dd for ages!

Flossyfloof Mon 09-Mar-15 07:04:36

I didn't knit the original garment and I don't know what it was, it was probably nearly 30 years ago!!
I love those ideas thanks e effort do much. It is lovely and soft do I think it would make a beautiful garment for a toddler, kind of rustic/country/stocky looking.

Flossyfloof Wed 30-Dec-15 19:59:01

Sorry I know I started this aaaaaages ago but I want to find the link to the little tunic dress easily, I a, tackling my stash. Possibly.

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