One Skein Is All You Need

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I’ve always enjoyed knitting one-skein wonders. All you need is a pattern, one skein of yarn, knitting needles, and a few hours later you have a new knit accessory. Whenever I’m knitting a larger project like a sweater, leggings, or a cardigan, I’ll take a little break in the middle. I usually start to feel like I’m not making any progress midway through a sweater project and will decide to knit a project that only needs one skein. I use one-skein wonders as a refresh button. I just finished knitting a pair of thigh-high socks and was going to start a fairly time-consuming project. Instead of starting my coat right away, I decided to cast-on a Roku hat instead. I now have a super soft hat for the Portland winter weather and I feel rejuvenated and ready to start my Rivage coat.


Here are a few one-skein wonder projects:

© Verena Cohrs

Mistletoe Socks - I know socks aren’t a project that can be completed in a few hours, but they are still a one-skein wonder. I finished knitting my thigh-high socks this week and found the Mistletoe Socks while searching for new patterns. I’m usually not a fan of knitting socks, but these socks are really pretty. The pattern comes out in January, but I’m already picking the perfect skein for this project. It’s between Bumblebirch Glen or Wellspring in Puddle or Spruce.
© Olgajazzy
Saku - I love knitting hats and when Olga’s new pattern came out I had to have it. Simple patterns are where it’s at for me. I love intricate designs, but when it comes to selfish knitting I like simple and chic. Saku is knit in 2x2 ribbing, is completely reversible, and can be knit in worsted or Aran weight yarn. Yarn Options: Woolfolk Tov - 4, Woolfolk Far - 14, Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool - Storm

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Trillium Reversible Cowl Kit - This cowl kit is the perfect gift for a beginner knitter. The pattern will keep the knitter intrigued and Woolfolk Hygge is the perfect lightweight bulky yarn to keep them warm.

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Astoria Fingerless Mitts Kit - These mitts are great for the beginner knitter that wants to branch out from cowls and scarves. Knit in a soft cashmere yarn, these will be a must wear all winter long. Will make a great gift!

If you would like to read about more ideas, I wrote a post last year about one-skein wonders.

December 16, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
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