I’m always trying to think up a new way to use them and two ways that have been really helpful are making a pom pom from the scraps and also making a shag weave. I find both of these to be really fun. The way I approached both was to take a bunch of scrap yarns that I had kept in a bag and put all those colors together. Both times it worked out really well and I used some colors together that I normally would not have.
For this, I made my own holder using cardboard. It was really simple to make and it lets you use all your cut pieces as is, instead of the typical pom pom maker that you usually wrap long thread around multiple times. The other benefit to this holder is I could control where each color went. The full scrap yarn pom pom tutorial is here.
For this weave, I sorted the scraps I was going to use by length. And the best part was I could even use the really short scraps (I think some were less then 2 inches!) Weaving a shag was really flexible with my scraps, I could really use whatever and just throw it in there. I really liked how open this was and there was no pressure to have the colors look “perfect”. The full scrap yarn shag weave tutorial is here. Oh and you can follow this tutorial to make a shag weave, even if you don’t want to use yarn scraps.
Oh, and I have one more yarn scrap idea for you…making yarn from your scraps! Click here to read more.
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