There are lonely, single skeins of yarn in every knitter’s closet — casualties of projects discarded in mid-row, single balls of alpaca or cashmere because you can't afford more than one, the leftovers from long-completed projects. They really should be used, but for what?Here are 101 original and charming solutions to the perpetual one-skein problem. Contributed by yarn shops across the United States, these patterns include hats, mittens, scarves, bags, socks, baby sweaters, belts, headbands, a cell phone carrier, and even a tea cozy and a set of coasters, each using just a single skein of yarn.With patterns arranged by yarn weight, you'll easily find broad ranges of possibilities for your particular yarn orphans. Each pattern includes the names of the contributing yarn shop and the designer and an image of the completed project.
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This is a great book if you're looking for a quick project, an inspiration, a way to use up a skein of yarn that you just couldn't resist. Do you need a Christmas or birthday gift or want an easy hat, shawl or sock pattern? It's in here! I love this book and it's mates and I think it belongs in every knitter's library.more
This is the kind of book that everyone can use sooner or later. Lots of nice gift ideas and fun things to do with that left over yarn. There is even a tea cozy.more
My favorite knitting pattern book -- many small, excellent projects, well documenting the steps to make many beautiful things!more
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