Benefits of One-Skein Patterns

Oct 17, 2013

I'm very excited to introduce you to our newest digital eBook, One-Skein Crochet Projects. Why am I so thrilled? I love single-skein projects. In fact, the majority of the pieces I crochet are created with one skein or, for colorwork projects, two partial skeins. There are several reason why I am a proponent of single-skein projects.

 

Fast

Single-skein projects are little. This makes them quick and frequently the perfect travel project or gift. These patterns are also frequently accessories. Accessories are my favorite gifts because you don't have to worry about sizing. And for those of us with more WIP than we would like to admit, these fast projects are more likely to be finished-just be careful of that single-sock syndrome.  

 
  Cables and Lace Broomstick Hat

Learning Opportunity

As we have discussed, single-skein projects are little. This size gives you're the perfect opportunity to try a new crochet technique. Fascinated by broomstick lace? Try the Cables and Lace Broomstick Hat. You will have the opportunity to explore broomstick lace construction without being tied to the yardage of a sweater or afghan.

 

 
Diamond Lace Socks  

Cost

Perhaps most importantly, single-skein projects are cost efficient. One skein of yarn is often affordable when a sweater's worth would break the bank. This is also the perfect opportunity to create a luxury piece. The Diamond Lace Socks are shown in Kollage Sock-A-Licious which is a blend of superwash merino wool, silk, and nylon. It is a luxurious yarn, and you are more likely to be able to treat yourself if you only need a single skein.

Single-skein projects are fast, affordable, and the perfect learning opportunity. Download One-Skein Projects for five of our favorite single-skein projects.

Best wishes,

P.S. Do you make more single-skein or multi-skein projects?


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Download this eBook with 5 one-skein crochet projects including a lace scarf, an openwork cowl, cabled mitts, a lace and cable crochet hat, and lace crochet socks.

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Char55 wrote
on Oct 17, 2013 10:52 AM

I tend to make Multi-skein projects...usually afghans. Even a pocket scarf can take 2 skeins...if using more than one color.

Passerine1 wrote
on Oct 17, 2013 3:34 PM

I'm w/you Toni, for all the reasons you cited (fast, affordable, & learning opps)!  Also, I would add being able to try a wider variety of yarns -- who doesn't enjoy that?  Plus, I'm often able to resolve indecision over which color to get by getting both (or 3, or 4...).  I enjoy making hats & cowls.

dospuercos wrote
on Oct 17, 2013 5:04 PM

Beware of the Emma Lace Scarf. It is listed as a one skein project, but is NOT!!! I had to almost double my yarn purchase in order to complete it!!! My gauge swatches matched so it wasn't my yarn or my gauge. Many others on ravelry had the same experience!

dospuercos wrote
on Oct 17, 2013 5:15 PM

Beware of the Emma Lace Scarf shown on the cover. It is listed as a one skein project, but is NOT!!! I had to almost double my yarn purchase in order to complete it!!! My gauge swatches matched so it wasn't my yarn or my gauge. Many others on ravelry had the same experience!

aaannie wrote
on Oct 17, 2013 8:50 PM

I love the big projects. I am currently working on a man's sweater, done in 2 ply yarn. Not long ago, I finished a queen size bed spread, done in diamonds. I made a box out of a large under bed box, with dividers for the yarn, with spaces for 18 separate balls of yarn.

Annalia

clairethere wrote
on Oct 18, 2013 1:54 AM

I love the idea of one-skein crochet patterns. They finish up quickly, and are perfect for last-minute gifts. My only problem with them is that the yardage of one yarn's skein isn't necessarily the same as another's. It can be difficult to substitute with another yarn of the same weight. You either end up with an unfinished project or have leftover yarn (which kind of defeats the purpose).