I have so many single (beautiful) skeins in my stash. Do you, too? Fingering weight yarn is fun to collect, because it’s like buying a package of art from artists like Michelle at Dyetastic, Claudia at Wollmeise, Andy and Steve at Leading Men, Julie at JulieSpins, Steffi at Uschitita, Ce at Uncommon Thread, Sheryl at Essence of Autumn, Veronica at Dream in Color, and so many more. I’m always looking for one skein projects to knit, so I started a list to share with you.
Slipstream Cowl by Inspiration Knits. I love how the slipped and traveling stitches really mix up the beautiful colors in the skein.
Reyna by Noora Backlund. I like the textures that appear with this stitch pattern. Interesting to look at and interesting to knit.
Song of the Sea Cowl by Inspiration Knits. This one knits up surprisingly fast and would be beautiful in some of your more semi-solid colors.
3S Shawl by Amy Meade. A quick knit, and it’s fun to add beads to the picot edges at the bottom.
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis. The construction of this is cool and it drapes so nicely when you wear it. Also – fun stitches in the pattern!
Simple Things by Mary Heather Browne. I like the plain top (which lets the yarn shine) and the pretty edging on the bottom.
Tilted Texture by Jennifer Weissman. Because of the beautiful stitch patterns, this one looks best in a solid or semi-solid. Quick to knit, because you’re always changing up what you’re doing.
Racing Raindrops by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea. Interesting construction and easy to use up the whole skein due to weighing and knitting to the middle.
Trillian by Martina Behm. Simple garter stitch with a pretty edge to add a bit more interest.
Fractal Danger by Martina Behm. More simple garter stitch, with some extra construction and stitches to make it “fracture” along the way.
That Nice Stitch by Susan Ashcroft. The slipped stitches in this pattern help break up yarn that might tend towards pooling. And it really is a nice stitch.
Pogona by Stephen West. I’ve always liked this little shawl. I like the size, and I really like the shaping (which helps it to easily stay wrapped around your shoulders.)
Do you have other one skein projects that are your favorites? Feel free to share them in the comments below!