We all have them: a single skein of yarn left
over from a sweater project, 2 skeins we fell in love with at the LYS and had
to take home, 3 or 4 skeins we bought for a project that is no longer at the
top of our queue. They wait patiently in bins and boxes, ready for us to find
the perfect little project to showcase them. There are plenty of reasons to
love projects that require only a few skeins.
A luscious one-skein project is the perfect
opportunity to test out a new yarn. Single-skein projects are also the perfect
opportunity to work with a more expensive fiber such as silk, yak, cashmere, a
particularly luxurious wool, or something extraordinary like stainless-steel
yarn. The Billows of Baubles scarf by Sheryl Means owes its tantalizing
structure to the Lion Brand Wool Stainless Steel yarn. I am looking forward to
the opportunity to work with stainless-steel yarn. And let's not forget
single-skein projects are the perfect quick gift solution.
of my yarn falls into this category. Some are left over from finished projects,
others are yarns I fell in love with but couldn't afford an entire sweater's
worth. I could make a couple of hats or a scarf out of them, but I want
something more exciting. Enter the Natalie Shrug by Meghan Granholm. I love the
vintage inspiration of this Tunisian shrug. This is the perfect project to add
a pop of color or a dash of elegance to any ensemble.
Any number of skeins over three is a definite
crochet investment, but still not enough, in most cases, for an entire sweater.
But there are a few tricks to make your yarn stretch a little farther. Robyn
Chachula's Float Vest, in a silhouette very popular this season, utilizes a
lace pattern to create a larger garment on a budget. And the openness of the
chain-link pattern of the Linked Jacket, also designed by Robyn Chachula, means
that even the largest size calls for only six skeins.
Whether you want to find the perfect project
for your stash yarn or are crocheting on a budget, quick fashionable projects
that call for a minimum of yarn are always a favorite. Order
Simply Crochet today and find the perfect
project for your yarn stash.