Have you discovered the cool site called TipNut ? I subscribe to their newsletter , and guess what I’ve found there? A listing of 42 knitting and 12 crochet patterns for using up all those left-overs from kitchen cotton balls. Cozies, mats, scrubbies, dishcloths, etc, all practical and useful, whether made for gifts or for yourself. A little treasure trove of kitchen stuff! They have other needlework and crafts projects too. A fun place to explore for all kinds of good stuff.
Designed by Debbie Bliss, this pattern first appeared in Knits Accessories. I usually include a link to the instructions, but this pattern is so easy, I can post it myself. Here it is:
Chevron Stripe Pattern
Row 1: (RS) K1, ssk, *k9, sl 2 sts individually pwise, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 12 sts, k9, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k4, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
This chevron stitch pattern lends itself particularly well to stripes, from a skinny scarf to an afghan. Make a few striped ones, and clear out some of your stash!
What a cool way to use up a stash of worsted weight cotton odds and ends! Or, to recycle cotton yarn. And washable, besides.