Today, most of us embark upon a three-day weekend, which means that quality knitting time is upon us. Over the next 72-hours, we may find plenty of time to get our hands on our knitting needles, but between the BBQs, festivals, and travel, there might not be time to get to the yarn shop. If you’re without a project, check out these four “stash busters” might be just the ticket to keeping your hands occupied. Find those favorite, single skeins, leftover pieces from past projects, or mini skein sets that you have yet to use and cast on!

The V-Back Tee

A project that says “sorry not sorry” for shaking up expected necklines and placing the v in the back, the V-Back Tee fades fingering weight yarn into a flattering, boxy tee. Use stashed yarn to create a one-of-a-kind tee that becomes a wardrobe favorite. Worried that you’re wearing it too much? The tee is reversible – just flip it around and wear the v-neck in front!

Spring Cleaning Shawl by Stephen West

A relatively big project that uses surprisingly small quantities of yarn in each of its seven sections, the Spring Cleaning Shawl is a stash’s worst nightmare. The fingering weight shawl calls for four colorways of 90 yards each and three colorways of around 250 yards each. Use complementary colors or unexpected pairings to create a shawl that not only frees up some space in your stash but shows off your favorite yarns.

KaleidoKicks by Shay Hobbs

A tube sock that mix and matches color in a fun marled way, this cozy pair of socks can use one strand of DK weight yarn or two strands of fingering weight yarns held together. The heel-less socks have nine color blocks each, making this pair of socks quite possibly the ultimate stash buster. Plus, without a heel construction, these socks are a perfect project to pick up and knit anytime.

Spiral Staircase Cowl by The Marvelous Mrs. Maker

Collect your solid fingering weight skeins to knit this close-fitting, colorful cowl. Using mosaic knitting techniques, the cowl is knit in the round and with one color at a time. The easy, repetitive motions of the pattern make this cowl fun, if not addictive, to knit. Heck, you might even have it worked start to finish by the end of the long weekend.