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Mini Skein Pattern Ideas

Posted by Allison Barnes on
Mini Skein Pattern Ideas

Preorders for my 2019 Advent Calendar are now live! The limited-edition set has 24 individually wrapped mini skeins of 25 grams of my Basic Sock base (~91 yards each, fingering weight). No two minis are alike and each day you’ll unwrap a beautifully coordinated mini skein with colourways from speckled to variegated to semi-solid! All colourways are brand new.

Wondering how you can use 24 mini skeins of yarn? Here are a few suggestions!

Among the Clouds by Melinda Measor

I used my 2018 Advent Calendar to make this wrap and I love how it turned out! The bands of colour show off the different colourways beautifully and it’s a fun pattern to work on. I’ve loved wearing my shawl since finishing it!

Granny Stripe Blanket by Attic 24

This crochet pattern is great for mini skeins of yarn scraps from other projects. I love saving up mini skeins and longer leftovers and gradually working on this pattern, it makes a colourful addition to any room. I like how the stitches create a scallop-like pattern, it’s a subtle but fun detail.

Full of Minis Hat by Barbara Nalewko

The Full of Minis hat is knit from bottom to top with circular needles with 24 minis from an advent calendar so it’s a perfect project to consider! You can unwrap all of the yarn and plan how you want the colours to pair or you could even add each stripe as you unwrap a new day’s colourway!

Calico Quilt Shawl by Samantha Troia

This pattern was designed as a knit as you go project for advent calendars and is ideal if you’d like to work on a project each day you unwrap a mini skein! You can use half of each skein to make a shawl or use the whole skein to make a larger “shanklet”. Designed to be an enjoyable holiday project, this is a fun and easy knit with a rewarding result!

Now that you have some pattern ideas for your mini skeins, pre-order yours now while you can!

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