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More One Skein Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 8, 2016 | Quick Projects

More Knitting Patterns that use only one skein of yarn. Most patterns are free

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Fit Beanie

Easy Fit Beanie

Easy slouchy unisex hat features a broken rib texture. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for One-Skein Lacy Scarf

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Rug

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cutie Pointed Hat

Cutie Pointed Hat

This easy hat for babies and toddlers only takes one ball of the recommended yarn.

Free knitting pattern for easy Cupcake Mittlets

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Cupcake Mittlets

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for One Skein City Chic Hat

City Chic Hat

This easy one skein hat is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas

Free knitting pattern for Diamond Weave Hat with pompom - Nancy Wilson's design features diamond patterns on a background of purl stitches. Uses only one skein of the recommended yarn, even including pompom.

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for One Skein Drop Stitch Cowl

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.

Free Knitting Pattern Garterlac Bath Rug

Garterlac Bath Rug

Sarah Keller’s entrelac rug is knit with 3 strands of yarn held together. This is one of the patterns from the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders

Free knitting pattern for Rikke Hat Slouchy Beanie

Rikke Hat

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!

Sassenach Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Outlander Inspired Knitting Patterns at

Sassenach Shrug

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Nalu Mitts

Nalu Mitts

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for One Skein Teddy Love Hat

Teddy Love Hat

This one skein hat pattern features small teddy bear ears and elongated ear flaps. Two sizes. Quick knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Heartwarming Scarf

Heartwarming Scarf

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Santorini Kerchief

Santorini Kerchief

Susan Mills designed this easy headwrap with lace edging. Great with multi-color yarn!

Free Knitting Pattern for Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat

Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat

This easy hat takes just one skein of the recommended yarn and comes in two sizes. . Designed by Cathy Payson

Free Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Booties

Garter Stitch Baby Booties

Easy booties in boot style to stay on baby’s feet. Only takes one ball of yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Winter Cable Hat with Pompom

 Winter Cable Hat

Annanitato Lolo’s hat can be knit with one skein of the recommended yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern Any Day Beret

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.

Free knitting pattern for Circular Needle Organizer

We Love Noro Simple Garter Stitch Needleholder

Annette Maass designed this quick easy one skein project for a felted needleholder.

Free Basic Beanie slouchy hat knitting pattern great for multi color yarn

Basic Beanie

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!

Free knitting pattern for Hearts and Cables Purse

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 Entrelac Free Knitting Pattern

Grey Gardens Turban

A one-skein entrelac turban designed by Rachel Price and Kate Burge.

Free knitting pattern for easy Change Purse bitty bag

Change Purse

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

Knitting Pattern for City Mouse Beret and Cowl

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.

Knitting Pattern for Button Bow Baby Cardigan

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

Knitting Pattern for Lotus Flower Neckwarmer

Lotus Flower Neckwarmer

This buttoned cowl uses just one skein of worsted or Aran weight yarn. Looks like a star stitch.

Knitting Pattern for Birch Cloche

Birch Cloche

This lace hat uses just one skein of worsted weight yarn. Two sizes

Knitting Pattern for Lace Cowl

One Skein Lace Cowl

This lace cowl uses one skein of the recommended yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Midwinter Stroll Mitts

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.

Knitting Pattern for Dasha Headband

Dasha Headband

Stylish cabled earwarmer knit with one skein of worsted yarn.

Knitting pattern for Cabled Fingerless Mitts

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.

Knitting pattern for Jasmine Baby bonnet lace baby hat takes one skein of yarn

Jasmine Baby Bonnet

This lace baby bonnet is a quick knit with just one skein of yarn.

Knitting Pattern Lace Cuffs easy fingerless mitts

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.

Knitting Patterns for Facecloths and Soap Sack Sets

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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