Looking for ways to stretch your yarn budget?

If you’ve been looking for ways to do more with the yarn you already have at home – this is for you! How to Knit with Your Stash is a comprehensive stash-support workshop designed to help you use more stash in your knitting projects – without compromising on quality. I’ll show you creative ways to do more with less so you can stretch your yarn budget a little further. You'll leave this workshop with the tools you need to identify mystery yarns, make your yardage stretch, and be more creative in your knitting! Each lesson offers actionable resources, ideas, and tricks for working with your stash. This is a great workshop for those who are trying to save money by using more of their stash yarn, as well as those who love to balance their creativity with old and new supplies.

  • Learn how to identify yarn weight and fiber content (when you don't have a label)

  • Learn how to figure out how many yards you have when it's not a full skein

  • Learn how to use limited quantities in creative ways and start your projects with a plan

  • Learn how to mix and match your stash yarn in new ways

  • Learn how to stretch your yarn budget, make expensive yarns go a little further, and save $$$

  • Learn how to organize a yarn swap to expand your options

  • I'll show you how to find project & stash inspiration in unlikely places - like at your favorite clothing store

  • Learn the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Stashbusting Method for using more stash yarn in your knitting projects

  • Discover 25 creative ways for stash yarn (that you may not have tried before)

Ready to use your stash?

3 Weeks of Stashbusting Strategies

Lessons open weekly starting February 1st - with video, printable and audio resources to help you do SO MUCH MORE with the yarn you have on hand. If you've taken my Stash Sprint workshop, this is the perfect next step! This workshop contains all new insights about solving your stash conundrums and making that yarn budget stretch even further.

Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    2. 5 Day Stash Reboot Challenge (Printable)

    1. Module Overview & Welcome

    2. 3 Week Overview

    3. What's Stash, What's Trash?

    4. The FIVE Hurdles We Face When Knitting With Stash Yarn

    5. No Labels? No Problem. An Intro to Yarn Identification

    1. Module Overview

    2. Is There Money Sitting On Your Shelf?

    3. Recognizing Your Yarn's Potential

    4. How to Organize a Yarn Swap

    5. Stashbusting on a Budget - Let's Recap!

    1. Mystery Yarn - Module Overview

    2. No Label? How to (Mostly) Identify Fiber Content

    3. No Label? How to Figure Out Yarn Weight

    4. How Far Will This Yarn Go?

    5. Mystery Yarn - Let's Recap!

    1. 50 Grams or Less: What to do with the little bits

    2. 50-100 Grams: What to do with a little bit more

    3. 100-150 Grams: Almost Enough

    4. 200-250 Grams: Too much for some, not enough for others

    5. Using a Random Stripe Generator

    6. 5 Strategies to Make What You Have on Hand "Work" - Even When it's Not Really Enough

    7. 25 Ways to Use Stash Yarn

    8. Storing Little Bits: How to Keep Them Organized

    1. Module Overview

    2. Start With Your Stash & Fill in the Gaps

    3. Should I Buy This Sale Yarn?

    4. How to Make Expensive Yarn Go a Little Bit Further

    5. Chapter Recap: Knitting With Stash & Still Shopping for New (When You Can)

About this course

  • $129.00
  • 37 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

Bonus Content!

Register now and get the following bonus content:

  • Bonus #1

    Register now and you'll have access to the bonus audio podcast: Being Creative with What You Have. This inspiring audio will have you rethinking ALL of your craft supplies - not just your yarn stash.

  • Bonus #2

    You'll also receive the "5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Stash Knitting Method" printable - filled with actionable tips for working magic with your yarn stash!

  • Bonus #3

    Do you love to knit sweaters, but feel like you always have to buy new yarn for them? This two-part video bonus will give you insights and guidance for modifying sweater patterns so you can use what you have - and get beautiful results!

Stretch Your Budget!

Learn to use your stash in a whole new way - and make your yarn budget go a little further

What this course is NOT

This workshop is all about creativity - it's about new and interesting ways to use the yarn you already have at home. This can help during times when you need your budget to stretch a little further, or just help you make better use of the resources you already have on hand. But here are a few things you WON'T hear in this workshop...

  • I'll never tell you not to buy more yarn. If you want or need more yarn, go for it! And if you are pretty sure you have some good stuff on hand, but just need help knowing how to use it - that's why we're here.

  • We won't do any yarn shaming - no matter whether your stash is filled with fancy hand dyed small-batch skeins or yarn from your favorite big box store, we'll talk about new and inspiring ways to use it.

  • Note: If you don't keep any extra yarn at home, this workshop is not for you. We'll be talking about how to use the yarn you have, so having yarn on hand is essential.

What others are saying...

Empowering knitters

Heather B.

Marie knows how to empower knitters to learn and grow. She spends countless hours making sure her patterns and classes are thoughtful and full of practical information that will help experienced and novice knitters alike take their work to the next level. Her positive and encouraging outlook draws you in and keeps you coming back for more.

I can knit anything

Jennifer R.

Marie Greene has encouraged me to love knitting more than I ever could! By enjoying the process more, learning new skills and venturing down new project paths, I am empowered to believe I can knit anything. “Be the boss of your knitting” is a mindset Marie preaches and it has made me a happier person all around!

Always learn something new

Teri H.

My first class with Marie was in 2019. What a wonderful learning experience. I have since taken many classes with her and always, always learn something new. Thank you, Marie, for broadening my knitting horizons.

Your Knitting Guide

Author & Knitwear Designer Marie Greene

Marie Greene is the best-selling author of 5 knitting books, including Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, The Joy of Yarn, and Knitting Light. She's also the host of the Good Enough Creative podcast, and the founder of both Knit Camp and Olive Knits where she is known for creating a supportive community for makers and designing classic, seamless knitting patterns. Marie has taught knitting courses at festivals, shops, and events around the world; her mix of best practices and renegade hacks, along with her charming personality, make her a highly sought-after instructor.