One-Skein Wonders

One-Skein Wonders

101 Yarn-Shop Favorites

By Judith Durant (Editor)

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781580176453, 239pp.

Publication Date: October 2006


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.

About the Author
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; author of" Increase, Decrease" and "Knit One, Bead Too"; and co-author, with Dorothy T. Ratigan, of "Knitting Know-How". Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for 30 years. She lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.