De-stash in a flash play with your yarn today (+ giveaway!)

Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with a new book—and we can’t wait to share her BIG idea with you!
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Jen’s big idea is inspired by her BIG stash of yarns. Those hanks, balls, and skeins of yarn all have one thing in common: they’re greater in weight than the delicate sock yarns she designed with in her first three books.

In Cozy Stash-Busting Knits, you’ll find beautiful accessories to knit up quick—and they’re quick in part because they rely on heavier-weight yarns. Think DK, worsted, and Aran-weight yarns, plus bulky and super-bulky weights too. That’s a lot of yarn types covered. So whether your yarn stash is BIG or small, you can bet that Jen will have the perfect project for you in her latest book!
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Cheyenne knitted shawl

Jen’s all about texture and touchability, and her work shows it. But if you’re on the beginning arc of the knitting continuum, Jen’s already picked out the perfect projects from Cozy Stash-Busting Knits for you—see below. Welcome, Jen!

Jen-LucasI’ve written a lot of books about sock yarn. I love the stuff. When it came time to write my next book, however, I was ready for something bigger. I used up a lot of my sock-yarn stash over the last few years while working on Sock-Yarn Shawls, Sock-Yarn Shawls II, and Sock-Yarn Accessories, and what it left was a sizeable stash of thicker yarn. I loved the idea of challenging myself to design patterns in bulkier yarns. That’s how Cozy Stash-Busting Knits was born.

The book contains a wide variety of patterns. You’ll find shawls (of course), as well as cowls, scarves, hats, and more. With 22 projects in the book, there’s sure to be a few projects heading to your knitting needles. Here are some of my favorites:

Damsel, the shawl featured on the cover of the book, is at the top of my favorites list. The intriguing stitch pattern combined with the ultra-squishy Tosh DK from Madelinetosh makes for a lovely shawl. It doesn’t hurt that the shawl also features a knitted-on lace border—one of my favorite shawl techniques.
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The body of Damsel contains an allover stitch pattern. The same stitch is slightly modified and used in the border.

Merope is a great fingerless-mitts pattern, perfect for experimenting with variegated yarns in your yarn stash. Slipped stitches and small cables create texture and help break up color blocks in the yarn.
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These fingerless mitts are worked as mirror images of each other, keeping the knitting interesting so you’ll have no problem starting (and finishing) the second one!

There are lots of hats in the book, but I think my favorite has to be Norfolk. The stitch pattern, which would typically be seen on a fisherman’s sweater, adds interest to an otherwise plain hat. The combination of a simple hat with a textured Guernsey pattern makes for quick and fun knitting!
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The charming diamond motif on this hat is created by a simple knit-and-purl stitch pattern.

Hopefully you’ll find a few new favorite patterns in Cozy Stash-Busting Knits too!

Cozy Stash-Busting KnitsThanks for giving us a peek into your new book, Jen!

When it comes to yarn are you a) a certified stasher, b) a use-it-as-you-buy-it knitter, or c) a knitting newcomer? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Cozy Stash-Busting Knits in eBook form! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Want to start making a dent in your yarn stash ASAP? Buy Cozy Stash-Busting Knits at our website—get the print book (with free eBook) or just the eBook—download instantly and start knitting just minutes from now.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Karen, who says:

“I’m a certified stasher – the yarn has its own closet!”

Karen, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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