Knitting needles. Check. Pattern. Check. One skein of yarn. CHECK!
Who doesn’t love a project that only requires one skein of yarn? The delightful one-skein wonder comes in all shapes and sizes. From a chunky knit hat that only requires 90 yards of Malabrigo Rasta, to a light lace stole that requires just 687 yards of Handmaiden Lino.
One-skein wonders are one of my favorite knitting projects. Knowing that the yarn in hand, being worked on from one stitch to the next, is all I need to complete a project, is something I find quite relaxing and exciting. Plus, they’re low maintenance, portable (I have a few in my Keep bag now), and speedy to knit.
Here are a few of my favorite one-skein wonders:
photo credit: Davina Choy
The Big Hat: A great gift. I’ve knit more of these than I can count, and I’m not stopping anytime soon.
Twisted Turban Headband: A new favorite. The pattern calls for 106 yards of worsted-weight yarn, but I used a bulky weight instead. 45 yards and a few blinks later, I had a gift for my friend.
photo credit: Kieran Foley
Seascape Stole: This isn’t a super quick knit since the pattern calls for lace-weight yarn, but it’s so beautiful that I have been wanting to knit another.
Garland Cowl Kit: I haven’t knit this cowl yet, but I saw a sneak peak of the sample earlier this week, and now I must knit. Morning Frost, our limited edition Casbah yarn the kit comes with gives the cowl an opalescent sheen that you can’t take your eyes off of.