Published on September 26th, 2017 | by Eric


How Many of These Yarns do You Have in Your Stash?

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Choose the yarns that you have in your collection below, and find out how you rank on our stash-o-meter!

1. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

2. Cascade 220

3. Malabrigo Rios

4. Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

5. MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino

6. Noro Silk Garden

7. Stylecraft Weekender Super Chunky

8. Rowan Pure Wool Worsted

9. The Yarn Collective Portland Lace

10. Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

11. Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky

12. Rooster Almerino DK

13. West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply

14. Rowan Felted Tweed DK

15. Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran

16. Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick and Thick

17. Katia Peru

18. Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton

19. Caron One Pound

20. Wendy Merino DK

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8 Responses to How Many of These Yarns do You Have in Your Stash?

  1. Joan Berryman says:

    I love knitting, but as a pensioner I can’t afford to buy the expensive yarns..I also live in _Australia, and am 87 …so as I don’t get out much, my son looks for something on specia,, and buys yarn when he see’s something…
    I do love looking at all your yarns, so many different ones, and lovely colours…but I am happy, just making toys, and giving them away… Thanks for listening..regards Joan

    • Audrey Lack-McDevitt says:

      Hi Joan
      I am Audrey from Glasgow, I just wanted to respond to your email as I understand the situation you are in. I never managed to tick any of the boxes either but I have a range of yarn in my stash from acrylic through to hand dyed indie merino.
      You reminded me of my mum who was a fantastic knitter she couldn’t afford the expensive yarns. If she was alive today she still wouldn’t buy expensive yarn as she was born in 1944 right in the make do & mend time. She knitted the most gorgeous array of baby shawls, fair isle, Aran patterns & could make a complete child’s cardigan in a day. Sometimes she sold them but she gave away more than I can remember.
      I think that you are a fabulous lady & all of the children who have received one of your toys were lucky & I am sure that they remember the toy they grew up with. You have most likely inspired some to learn how to knit & I for one would like to say you are a wonderful inspiration for all of us who craft with yarn. You show us that we are capable of creating & just because we have reached ‘a certain age’ than we should drop needles, hooks etc.
      I hope you continue to knit & donate your toys & I would like to thank you for writing in.
      Thank you for reading. Take care of yourself

  2. Hilary Brock says:

    I have a vast stash but not necessarily the ones you listed. Wendy guernsey 5ply and Stylecraft dk, Aran and Hayfield, chunky, and Sirdar Country dk and 4ply are some of the others.

  3. Roberta says:

    I have an entire room in my house dedicated to my needlework habit. I have one side for fabric storage ( I make and sell cloth toys and quilts) and the other side for yarn and embroidery supplies. Most of my yarn stash is hand spun and hand dyed yarn made by friends and business aquaintances. I also have a lot of yarn brands that are not on your list. I have another room with the accumulated stash I inherited from my mother, aunts and grandmothers. That’s 4 generations of fiber and fabric in one house!

  4. Yvonne Edmonds says:

    Hello, I make cloth dolls and would love to purchase some thick wool for hair, could you please advise me as to what would be suitable, I appreciate your help. Many thanks.

  5. Wendy says:

    Oh, come on! you think we all go shopping for the fancy stuff? I’ve got dozens of skeins of Red Heart SuperSaver, cones of Sugar & Cream, bunch of Aunt Lydia’s rug yarn, several balls of Knit Cro-sheen, and all kinds of obscure and discontinued yarns. Plus homespun. This survey has more to do with whether you’re a yarn snob than how in danger of SABLE you are.

  6. Linda Galloway says:

    I too could only tick a few boxes here, despite having a stash that I doubt I have enough life left to use. Last year I donated anything in my stash that wasn’t “luxury” or natural fibres, and have cut back my shopping severely. Now I have to be really taken by a yarn – and it has to be on offer somewhere, or I can’t afford it.
    Each year my family go on a US road trip, and I navigate by yarn stores – at least one in every State we visit. Even here, I will buy only “local” US yarns (easier to get now than they once were). I get real pleasure from knitting and wearing a sweater when I’ve “met” the animal the yarn came from!
    Like Roberta, I have many yarns not included on your list, and nothing thicker than DK.
    Wendy, what’s SABLE?



    I am ordering the Merry christmas pattern with the wook but my knitting english is not very well. I have you got this pattern in French langague.

    I try to translate by google traduction but it is not very wonderfull

    thanks a lot
    have nice day Pascale

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