Birth Control for Sock Yarn--Fingerless Mitts

I decided that the reason I could not seem to get rid of all of my scraps and bits of yarn and fabric was because I was leaving them in the bins too long and they were breeding…

So, to stop the over population of scrap sock yarn, I decided I would make some scrappy mitts and scrappy socks…it is my duty to control this population growth!

It is a very simple pattern that I found on the Cascade Yarns website…a no brainer pattern that could be done while watching TV…unfortunately, I had about three tiny balls left and now, it seems there is enough to do another pair or two…it is a losing battle…

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The patterns and colors are gorgeous!

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Help control the yarn population; have your mitts crocheted or knittered! (My sincerest apologies to Bob Barker.)

Joking aside, love the patterns and colors on these!

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Lol! Love your story! These are really cute!

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These are simply scraptastic. I love the striping. I love that they’re definitely a pair but are not matchy-matchy at all.

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Thanks! I alternated five different leftovers of sock yarn that were already made to stripe, which was nice because it meant less ends to tie off…seems no matter what I do, I always end up with about a small tangerine size amount of every sock pair I make!

I dress pretty colorful, so they will go with just about everything I own…lol

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Love this scrappy pair!!

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These both look great and are a great use of materials! I really like how they’re obviously a pair, but not identical. Like fraternal twins!

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ha ha That is a good way to put it! I did not have enough of any one colorway to even try to match them up perfectly…I love socks that are done this way, so I thought it would work as mitts as well…

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Scrappy and adorable my friend. :heart:

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I just love these colors and the style.

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These turned out great!

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I’m starting to work more with sock yarn, although I have not jumped into the sock pool yet. I always have scraps. What a great way to use them.

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I love the look of any “scrap yarn” creation. These are particularly cool. You did a fantastic job combining colors!

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I love these! Scrappy projects are always fun and unique. :slightly_smiling_face:

I agree with you about yarn procreation. I have a small stash that I’ve been working on recently, but I can’t find the bottom! LoL

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Ha! I love your title and these are lovely, I love the colours and they are properly long.

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thank you…I already have another pair on needles…must knit before the breeding cycle starts again…I have to figure out a way to use these up without buying new yarns…I am thinking of having a small stash of black or grey and doing a sort of stain glassed look…I need more hands as well…

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Stained glass sounds gorgeous!!

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They look like a sunset!!!

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These are so great! They really make me want to learn to knit :grinning:

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