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27+ One Skein Knitting Patterns (Easy + Quick)


In this post, you will see 27+ one skein knitting patterns.

If you are looking to make some last-minute knitted gifts, then these projects are perfect!

Using only one skein, you can whip up a handmade knitted gift in the afternoon.

Scroll down to view the free patterns, or grab your printer-friendly ad-free PDF Ebook here.

one skein knitting patterns

27+ One Skein Knitting Patterns

Look at these one-skein knitting patterns and see what you can make with those one-skein wonders in your yarn stash.

Use Up Those One-Skein Wonders!

If, like me, you have a few random skeins in different colors hanging around in your stash, then these patterns will make good use of them.

Check your Christmas list and see who still needs a gift, and get those needles out!

Perfect for a crafternoon of knitting, watching Christmas movies, and drinking hot chocolate.

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Knitting For Charity

Do you like to donate knitted items?

Then these knits are also great for gifting to those in need.

If you want to make hats or gloves to donate to good causes, these patterns will also be useful.

Whether you are knitting for your local homeless shelter, refugees, local animal shelters, or church collections, there is something for everyone.

Cable knit beanie one skein knitting patterns

What Can You Knit With A Single Skein?

There is a variety of projects you can make with one skein of yarn. 

Including a pair of fingerless mitts, a pair of fingerless gloves, a pair of socks, a pair of boot cuffs, a cowl, a scarf, a headband, and many more. 

Find the perfect single skein knitting project for you here – Free Knitting Patterns

one skein knitting patterns ribbed mariner's hat

One Skein Gift Ideas

Plus, don’t forget to bookmark this post or pin it and save it for later, as one skein project can come in handy all year round, not only for Christmas.

And if you have been buying yarn in the sales or received yarn for Christmas, you will need some ideas of what to make with it!

Most of the one-skein knitting patterns use super bulky yarn and large needles, so you get super-fast results in a short amount of time.

Related Post: Knit Tree Skirt Pattern (Free And Easy Christmas DIY)

One skein knitting projects for last minute gifts

One Skein Pattern Ebook

The free patterns are all listed below for you to enjoy.

The patterns are also available to purchase in an inexpensive, handy PDF Ebook.

This is great for downloading and printing out, and it is also easier to store on your tablet or laptop.

The 17-pattern Ebook also includes a yarn resource guide with suggestions for using yarn.

Head on over to my shop and check that out here.

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Could you share your work with us?

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making one of these projects, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook Group and share a photo.

You can also check out my Facebook page here.

You can also find us on Pinterest and Ravelry.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new knitter and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find step-by-step tutorials for all the knitting techniques a newbie needs to know. 

Including how to cast on, how to knit the basic knit stitches, how to knit the knit stitch, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, the mattress stitch, short rows, and a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

For easier projects, check out this pattern category. There, you will find a range of knitting patterns – Beginner Knitters.

And if you need more video tutorials to help you practice your basic knitting skills, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube. 

Plus, learn everything about yarn weights, including sock yarn, fingering weight yarn, and worsted weight yarn.

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  1. 9/23/20-what is the yarn on your instagram post on this date? Blues, pinks, purples medium pastel colors. Could be a tread weight to sock weight. Thank you

    1. Hello Franque,
      I think the yarn in the post you are referring to is from Ring a Rosie yarns in the UK – there is a web shop so you can buy online.
      This is a sock weight and the lady who owns the shop – Barbara dyes it all herself.
      She has some wonderful colours.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise 🙂

  2. Thank you for providing a beautiful inspiring fun blog with a huge ginormous dose of generosity in the free patterns department. Just found your blog and am excited to follow you!

    1. Hello Angela,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy that you are enjoying the patterns.
      Happy knitting!