A hint no longer
One of my stashbusting efforts (modeled in the freezer aisle):
Pattern: Everyone knows it. Everyone loves it. It's the Minisweater
from Glampyre.You've probably made one. Heck, I've even made one. (The inexperienced knitter in me didn't stop to calculate that cropped, short-sleeve sweater + 100% wool would not equal weatherappropriate fun in that first attempt. See previous post for my rant about project-fiber compatibility.)
Yarn: The sadly discontinued Lion Brand Cotton Ease, about 1.75 skeins. I think the color is called Blue Popscicle, or something like that. It is definitely a color that will stain your tongue.
Needles: Addi Turbo 5.0 mm (US 8)
Modifications: A few. I made up a little stitch pattern--basically stockinette with staggered purls; I say I made it up only because I figured it out on my own, but I'm sure it exists elsewhere in patterns and/or stitch dictionaries. It's kind of a no-brainer in terms of stitches, but it created exactly the kind of dotted texture I was going for. It reminds me of swiss-dot fabric, which is a special love of mine. I used seed-stitch instead of garter for the edging, because I thought it matched the purl dots better. I also made the sleeves more cap-like by knitting fewer rows after separating the sleeve stitches from the body. Finally, and obviously, I made it a wrap-around sweater instead of closing it with a button. I simply crocheted two long chains with yarn doubled and sewed them to each of the fronts. (I wanted the ties to be long enough to wrap around and tie in the front).
Et voila. Easy-peasy knitting that took me less than a week.