There’s more than one way to add numbers to the “used” category on that Yarn Report.
One of the Knit Alongs (KALs) at Eat, Sleep, Knit is something that requires casting on 400+ stitches. I’ve been back and forth about that to make and then I found Barb’s Koigu Ruffle. It requires about 650 stitches to be cast on but it uses the cable cast on method instead of the long tail method I usually use. The tail method would have made me crazy trying to use that to cast on that many stitches but I think it will be fairly easy with a cable cast on.
One lady on one of the forums said she has made 24 of these so that tells me they must be pretty fun to make. It can be made from one skein of most sock yarns and with there being so many sock yarns available (and so many one skeins of various yarns in my stash), I think this is a perfect pattern .. not only for the ESK KAL but also for just keeping to give as gifts.
I went back to my trusty spreadsheet of yarn from ESK and found one that I knew exactly where it was located. Yukon by Pagewood Farm, in the color Army Girl.
Then I thought . . this pattern would be great if Nicole wants to make some of these for her friends for gifts so I am sending her five skeins of yarn that might work if she likes any of them.
That’s 5 skeins immediately out and one more skein I can count as “used” once I finish my ruffle.