I haven't been stashbusting in a while (I blame Christmas knitting) and yesterday the conscience got to me (right after I ordered more yarn from elann). Plus, I'm running out of room to keep all this yarn so I decided to look for a quick and easy way to clear out a couple of skeins to make room for the 16 balls of wool I should be receiving in 1-2 weeks!
I came across this gem of a pattern while looking for a simple roll-neck raglan pattern for an infant sweater. It does involve math (ugh) but it is so well explained and so simple that its worth whipping out the calculator for. The pattern is custom-fit for anyone in any size and with a wonderful seamless top-down construction. I came across it yesterday and am still feeling warm with excitement.
So I measured my little guy carefully, added some ease, confronted the stash and ta-da: my January stashbuster is on the needles. The yarn is really old stash. It's also unidentified which is totally okay 'cause the pattern is for any yarn and any needle size.
It's a real quick knit too. In fact, I'm already down to the arm-pit. This knit is flying off the needles. Bonus: I can try it on really easily as I knit to get the perfect width and length. As you can probably tell, I'm totally ga-ga over this pattern. And did I mention that it is free? Ah, the Internet!
I really feel like I've fallen in an alternate universe...