We are sharing ways to use our Fall/Winter Yarn Tasting Kit! Please check back here tomorrow for more Berroco mini ball projects!
Every season Berroco creates mini sample balls for Yarn Tasting Parties for our LYS and last year we made them available to home makers through our Berroco 123 DropShip program.
With their popularity growing each year, we find more and more people asking “what can I make with the mini balls’? And while we realize swatching is good (and necessary!) it is so much more fun to be making something!
With a throw caution to the wind approach, I came up with this fun use-any-yarn-in-any-amount pattern that will work with any of our yarn tasting kits. (Not to mention any left over yarn bits from previous projects!) To keep things simple, I used two needle sizes I happened to have within arms reach. You truly do not have to over think this project!
I do share my suggested needle/gauge/yarn combinations for the Tasting Kit below and if you are working with a different set of our mini-balls, I recommend starting with the suggested needle sizes for each yarn from our website.
Don’t want to yarn taste alone? Check with your LYS to find out if they participate in our Berroco yarn tasting parties. Many of our shops host events with our Yarn Tasting Kits! It’s a perfect way to connect with other knitters and to have fun experimenting with all our new yarns. To find a retailer near you check our store locator!
Yarn Scrap Pennant
Designed by Amy Christoffers
Skill level: Easy
Each triangle is approximately 16”x12”x8” but can be made any size
This project was designed to work with any amount of any yarn, the pennant shown features the Berroco Fall ’21 Home yarn tasting kit
Knitting needles, sizes 6 / 4 mm or 8 / 5 mm
14 sts and 24 rows = 4″/ 10 cm with Remix Chunky on size 8 needles
20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm with Lucca on size 6 needles
20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm with Aerial Color on size 6 needles with yarn held double
18 sts and 24 rows = 4″/ 10 cm with Topaz on size 8 needles
20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm with Dulce on size 6 needles
16 sts and 24 rows = 4″/ 10 cm with Lanas Quick on size 8 needles
Note: Gauge is not critical here, use what ever needle size suits the yarns you are using
Cast on 2 sts.
Set up Row: P2.
Row 1: Sl 1, yo, k1—1 st inc’d.
Row 2: Purl back.
Row 3: Sl 1, yo, knit to end—1 st inc’d.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until section measures 16” across the slipped stitch edge.
Bind off until 1 stich remains on the left needle (2 stitches remain), k1.
Break yarn and join a new yarn, changing needles if neccessary.
Work as many pennant triangles as desired or as you have yarn for- some mini balls will make just 1 triangle and others 2 or 3.
On the last pennant bind off all stitches. Weave in all ends and block as desired.
For the pennant shown we used a puff of steam for each triangle and no further blocking.