I have lots of wool. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could knit?

What do you like?

I love making hats and gloves, and I like designing sweaters. But you do you.

One thing I would suggest is that you go through your wool stash and sort it by brand, name and dye lot, e.g., Red Heart, Supersavers Solid Aran, 234 Saffron . Once you know how many balls you have in each, you’ll know the approximate yardage, e.g., 5 balls at 364 yards(333 meters) per ball = 1,820yds (1,665m).

Then, with that information, you can go to Ravelry and look for patterns that use up to 1,820yds (1,665m) of Aran weight yarn:

Screenshot from Ravelry pattern  search, limited by metres and yarn weight. The first 10 patterns of approximately 43,000 for this search are shown.
Screenshot from Ravelry pattern search, limited by metres and yarn weight.

1,706 pages with 25 patterns per page.

Alternately, you can search for Red Heart Supersavers Aran yarn:

Screenshot from Ravelry pattern  search, limited by metres and yarn name.  The first 10 patterns of 1,611 are shown.
Screenshot from Ravelry pattern search, limited by metres and yarn name.

You can reduce the hits on your search, such as only lace patterns, only adults’ patterns, only Icelandic patterns, etc., etc.:

Pattern page  for the Feather and Fan Triangle from a search limited by metres, yarn weight, age, "lace" and "Icelandic".
Result from Ravelry pattern search limited by metres, yarn weight, age, “lace” and “Icelandic”. Since you asked.

But it’s a good idea to know what yarn you’ve got before you wade in and find the One Perfect Pattern – and then realise you don’t have the right yarnweight or yardage.

Just, ya know, don’t go knit-crazy with your cabin-crazy…

Family wearing creepy full-face knitted ski masks. 
Pattern: Snow Fooling by Meg Swanson
Family wearing creepy full-face knitted ski masks.
Pattern: Snow Fooling by Meg Swanson

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