Modification Monday: Potpourri

Original Pattern: Playdate

Knitter Extraordinaire: Laura (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the button front cardigan to a drapey open front cardigan, and adding lots of happy stripy colours to stashbust leftover partial skeins. Lots more photos and notes can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: If ever there was a very compelling reason to keep your leftover yarn well organized, here it is. Laura keeps her leftover yarn from other projects together by weight, and then pulled several together to create this stripy, happy cardigan. If she had a lot of a colour left over, it was a larger stripe. A smaller amount of the yarn, a thinner stripe. I love how relaxed her approach seems with this- it’s not about having each stripe be the exact same thickness and every details be just so, it’s about letting the combination of the colours and stripes just be beautiful together, and not sweat the details. The yellow border all around keeps everything cohesive, too.

Next time I do a deep dive on my stash, I should pull together my partial and leftover skeins like this, so that they can be combined with similar yarns and potentially find happy, stripy life in a new project. And all my single ply leftover in their own section, too! Oh, the possibilities…

Laura is a frequent flyer here on Mod Mondays- check out her other great featured mods: Freakin’ Foxtastic, Cloudy with a Chance of Sunrise, North Shore R&R, Ends Baby Cardi (which is actually this same cutie, when she was a wee babe!)


  1. miss agnes   •  

    Another great stashbusting example. And she seems so happy with her new cardigan!
    Good idea to sort leftovers by weight, I try to do it and I have several muslim bags organized with lace-fingering, DK-worsted, and chunky-bulky, so I’m close. It is easier when you look for something.

  2. Heather   •  

    oh that is cute! I would wear that in an adult size!! That fox cardigan and the ends cardigan are two of my favourites as well!

  3. Snow   •  

    I sort leftovers by weight too. It’s come in very handy.
    It’s so nice to be able to use them when the kids are small.
    I never understood buttons on cardis for kids other than for decoration. They never stay buttoned. What a fun project and great to see she’s loving it!

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