One Skein of Sock Yarn, Now What?

I’m always on the lookout for yarn sales, so when I found an opportunity to get six or eight skeins of sock yarn at a very good price, I went for it…….and wound up with one skein of each different color. And most of the time it takes two skeins to make a pair of socks.

So now what?

Now the search for patterns that use one solitary skein of sock yarn.

First up, the Easy Peasy Yoga Pilates Socks from Six Degrees Arts! These look like the perfect introduction to knitting socks, seeing as the most difficult part, the heel, isn’t included. I’ve been a little timid about sock knitting, but this looks like a fun way to ease myself into it.

These Faded Lace Mitts by Meg Haines look like a beautiful way to showcase the gorgeous colors in variegated sock yarns. My mom suffers from cold hands and these are just what she’s been needing.

The Miya Shawl by Fatima Lasay is absolutely gorgeous. I’m looking forward to starting (and finishing) it this winter as I try to significantly reduce my yarn stash (and add to my wardrobe).

I found this great idea long before I found the yarn: using elasticized sock yarn to make baby headbands. Hooked on Crochet has great directions, and you’ll get a lot of headbands out of one skein.

This Tesselations hat by Tracy St. John is beautiful. Larger sizes call for two skeins, but for the smaller ones you can get away with only one.

I’ve been a fan of Damn It, Janet, Let’s Crochet! since I first discovered her blog some time ago. Her Tunisian Make-Up Baggy just found its way to the top of my to-make-for-me list as it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, and her photo tutorials make assembly easy!

I’ve tried broomstick lace a time or two without much success. These Broomstick Lace Wristlets are going to convince me to give it another go!

Andey’s Neck Warmer looks like another great way to showcase more of those beautiful variegated colors so popular in sock yarns. Finish it off with chunky buttons to add to the appeal.

I. Love. Turtles. And this Turtle Tape Measure Cover! Enough said. Directions call for a size 10 thread, but I think I’ll be trying it with a sock yarn.

And last but not least, this Barbie Crochet Circle Jacket, perfect for using up those pretty little scraps and perfect for keeping Barbie warm.


Don’t forget my giveaway going on now through October 25th!


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