More One Skein Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Easy Fit Beanie
Easy slouchy unisex hat features a broken rib texture. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn.
One-Skein Lacy Scarf
This light lace scarf features a classic Shetland stitch pattern, Crest of the Wave, and uses one skein of the recommended yarn. Designed by Kate Atherley for Canadian Living.
One Skein Rug
Art Fiend’s shoe rug features interesting cable and textures and is great for stashbusting. Other Ravelrers have added fringe or used this pattern for table runners and other projects.
Cutie Pointed Hat
This easy hat for babies and toddlers only takes one ball of the recommended yarn.
Shantha Ramachandran designed these easy eyelet lace mitts that require less than one 50g ball of yarn. Knit in the round. Rated easy by the designer and Ravelry knitters.
City Chic Hat
This easy one skein hat is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas
Diamond Weave Hat
Nancy Wilson’s design features diamond patterns on a background of purl stitches. Uses only one skein of the recommended yarn, even including pompom.
Drop Stitch Cowl
This easy cowl by Cathy Payson features a drop stitch pattern that looks great in multi-colored yarn. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn.
Garterlac Bath Rug
Sarah Young’s slouchy beanie uses garter stitch to keep it simple and stretchy. Uses just one skein of the recommended dk yarn. Great for variegated yarn!
This is Polly Foo Foo’s interpretation of the shrug that Claire wears. This version was created in one skein of Berroco Peruvia Colors, but could be done in variegated browns as Claire’s was.
Leila Raabe’s cable mitts feature a traveling twisted-stitch wave flanked by reverse stockinette and seed stitch. Knit with one skein of DK yarn.
Teddy Love Hat
This one skein hat pattern features small teddy bear ears and elongated ear flaps. Two sizes. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Julie Farmer’s beginner scarf has an easy to remember stitch pattern to give it texture. This unisex scarf only uses one skein of the recommended yarn. Pictured project is by pixiesmom.
Susan Mills designed this easy headwrap with lace edging. Great with multi-color yarn!
Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat
This easy hat takes just one skein of the recommended yarn and comes in two sizes. . Designed by Cathy Payson
Garter Stitch Baby Booties
Easy booties in boot style to stay on baby’s feet. Only takes one ball of yarn.
Winter Cable Hat
Annanitato Lolo’s hat can be knit with one skein of the recommended yarn.
Any Day Beret
This easy hat pattern by Red Heart features an intriguing spiral diagonal stitch pattern. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn.
We Love Noro Simple Garter Stitch Needleholder
Annette Maass designed this quick easy one skein project for a felted needleholder.
Yarnspirations’ hat comes in regular or slouchy fit, for men or women. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn. Great for self-striping or multi-color yarn!
Hearts & Cables Purse
Lorna Miser’s purse is made with one skein of bulky yarn. 10″ wide by 10″ tall. Decorate with 1/2” buttons of your choice.
Grey Gardens Turban
A one-skein entrelac turban designed by Rachel Price and Kate Burge.
Bobbi Anderson’s easy beginner project for Red Heart is perfect for coins, stitch markers, or any little treasures. Perfect stash buster or one skein project! Make it special with a decorative button.
Patterns for Purchase
City Mouse Hat and Cowl
One skein of DK yarn makes both hat and cowl in this set. Herringbone and knit stitches create a striking texture contrast in this set, and the loose knit of the hat body makes it the perfect hat shape for many heads.
Button Bow Baby Cardigan
This sweater uses just a single 100g skein of sock/4ply yarn in the smallest size and only 2 in the largest. There is nothing tied around baby’s neck, instead there is a concealed button behind the ‘faux’ bow to fasten the cardigan at the neck. Sizes newborn to 18 months
Lotus Flower Neckwarmer
This buttoned cowl uses just one skein of worsted or Aran weight yarn. Looks like a star stitch.
This lace hat uses just one skein of worsted weight yarn. Two sizes
One Skein Lace Cowl
This lace cowl uses one skein of the recommended yarn.
Midwinter Stroll Mitts
These fingerless mitts take less than one skein of worsted weight yarn and feature a twisted rib cuff with a trio of cables inset within the cuff. Three sizes.
Stylish cabled earwarmer knit with one skein of worsted yarn.
Reversible Cable Worsted Mitts
A fantastic super-warm last-minute winter gift, these fingerless mitts knit up quickly from just one ball of worsted weight yarn in just a few hours.
Jasmine Baby Bonnet
This lace baby bonnet is a quick knit with just one skein of yarn.
Lace Victorian Cuffs
Easy knitting pattern for beautiful horseshoe lace handwarmers, ideal for weddings, proms and special occasions. Uses one ball of double knitting / light worsted weight yarn (check yardage against pattern) with seamless magic loop technique.
Round Facecloths & Soap Sacks
Four different sets of matching facecloth and soap sack designs perfect for gift-giving or just pampering yourself. Each set only uses 1 skein of yarn.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!