I just acquired a giant box of acrylic yarn and I have no idea what to do with it. I've always been told how horrible acrylic is, but I don't want it to go to waste. What sort of patterns/uses are best for this fiber?

blankets are a really good option for acrylic yarn because it’s hard to destroy, easier to care for than regular wool, and also it’s a good option for those with wool allergies. if you have several different colors that you don’t know what to do with, you could always try knitting an afghan or throw.

you could also:

  • use it to knit totes or cozies
  • donate it to a senior center that holds knitting or crocheting activities
  • use the yarn to knit children’s hats or mittens, and donate those as well

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