This would be a great website

I just had an idea for a website (maybe it really exists and I don’t know it). Say you have 3 balls of knitpicks crayon (just an example…I don’t have this) but you don’t know what to do with it. Perhaps it’s an odd amount that isn’t quite enough for a sweater or blanket but too much for a hat. You would enter your yarn brand and type, weight, yardage and the site would tell you all sorts of patterns for things you could make with it. I always see yarn on ebay that looks nice but I don’t want to create a stash. I feel like I need a project in mind for it before I buy it. Anyone else like this idea or know a a site that accually does this?

That would be a great idea - kind of like Carol’s site for orphan needles. I would definitely participate in that!!

I would love that! Unfortunately I am too new of a knitter to be of much help. (I am crossing my fingers that I bought enough yarn for my daughter’s sweater.) Have you seen the book One Skein? I am going to see if the library has it. I already have bunches of leftovers of yarn from other projects.


At Knitter’s Review ( they have one section that shows what to make if you have some certain number of yards of yarn. Like what can I make with 100, 200 yards, etc. Then I think people make suggestions.

It’s the forums section, down near the bottom of the page under the heading “What Should I Make With It?”

Thanks! I’ll have to check that out.

I’ve seen that, but I never know how many yards are “left” in used balls. I guess I should measure them and roll them into balls one day when I’m really bored… :rollseyes:

Jan - I normally guestimate by weight - if the original ball was 50 grams and it now weighs 25 grams, I assume I have half of the original yardage… I use a kitchen scale…

check this out - I just found it - gotta get back to 1040 land!

Ooh, that’s a great idea! Thanks for posting it.

That’s a good idea. I’ve been thinking of getting a kitchen scale anyway.