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!
Thank you for sharing, I’d love to see more. Have lots of one skeins that I would love to use up so I can purchase more.
I think the Age of Brass & Steam, little kerchief-shaped shawl, would also work, I made one in a fingering weight a few yrs ago and it was a fast fun knit (for a gift) I may need to make one for ME.
and I think the Age of Brass and Steam was in my head b/c you, Sheri, mentioned it on FB live in re the Loopy Pet Legends yarn as a possible project! YOUR great idea, not mine!
It’s a great pattern for sure!
I made https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Uscrapbook/antonias-scarf-2 (my scarf)
with Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK
Link to pattern:
That turned out beautifully, Allison. Thanks for sharing the link!
Thank you for all the ideas. I love this one (have made several), it is easy, and free! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pembroke-scarf-2
Another good one – thanks for sharing, Gayle!
Pincha by Pinpilan Wangsai https://knitty.com/ISSUEss16/PATTpincha.php. It’s kind of potato chip-y, really easy to keep going if you want to use up as much of the skein as possible, and really shows off some variegated yarns.
That one looks fun to knit, and I like that you can use up the skein. Thanks for sharing the link, Emily!
What yarn and colorway is the Reyna Shawl made in?
That’s Uschitita Merino Singles. I’m not sure of the colorway (one of their non-repeatables), but Canyon looks similar. https://www.theloopyewe.com/Uschitita-Fibre-Art-Merino-Singles-F7DBCA49
Thanks for posting these one skein patterns! I made Changing Staircases by Dragon Hoard Designs. I love the finished product & the pattern is free. Here is the link:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/changing-staircases
What is the yarn you used for the Simple Things pattern that is featured in your most recent email “12 one Skein Projects to Knit”?
Thank you, lucy winston
Hi Lucille – That was one of our limited edition colors from Blue Moon, no longer available. You might check out Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere Penchant: https://www.theloopyewe.com/Dream-in-Color-Smooshy-with-Cashmere-5418FD39?p=8414BA23-Penchant
Thanks for these one-skein ideas! I also like the Nurmilintu pattern by Heidi Alander.