More One Skein Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!