Friday, August 2, 2013

FO Friday: Semi-Stashbusting

Though I still buy a lot of yarn, I do try to focus on shopping from my own stash before making a purchase, and it feels pretty good to finish a project that has put my stash yarn to good use. Of course, sometimes a stash-busting project necessitates the purchase of more yarn in order to finish it, which pretty much negates the whole concept. Be that as it may, this is what happened with my Destash Dolman, which I started in January of this year, hibernated in February when I realized I was going to run out of yarn, and then picked back up to finish recently when I was able to locate some Anzula Squishy to finish the job. 

I honestly thought that I'd have enough of the green and taupe colors - after all, I used a third contrast color for the ribbed edges, right? Such is my flawed logic, and I can't say I swatched for this sweater, either - it's got so much positive ease, it really didn't seem necessary at the time (logic flaw #2). I'm lucky this fits quite well, given that I skipped one of the most important parts of the sweater-knitting process. Running out of yarn was just another reminder of why gauging is important, I guess! 

Even though my sweater doesn't look exactly like the one in the magazine, I totally love how it turned out and will wear it a lot this fall! 

Pattern: Roxborough Dolman by Courtney Kelley
Yarns: Anzula Squishy in Clay, Shalimar Yarns Zoe Sock in Loden, and Malabrigo Sock in Alcaucil

My other semi-stash-busting project is the Locale scarf, which I started on my trip to KC last month and finished last weekend, but had to wait for it to dry after blocking. Madtosh is always a delight to work with, and this scarf is soft and warm and lovely, though I do wish I'd subbed in a different edging so that everything lays flat. 

Pattern: Locale Scarf by tshep (free pattern on Ravelry!)
Yarn: MadelineTosh Merino Light in Luster and Graphite

Thanks for stopping by this week - for more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog

Have a crafty weekend!


  1. Gorgeous top! Looks like a perfect summer and early fall wardrobe necessity! I totally think it counts as stash-busting. Sometimes buying more is the only way to use up what you have!