Synopses & Reviews
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.
"If the cold weather has you excited to stay inside, this is the book for you."
-Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK
"Reads like an atlas of quirky yarn shops from all across the land."
-Associated Press, Syndicated Article
"Start something and finish it immediately. Judith Durant put 101 quick patterns in her book [One-Skein Wonders]." -Metro West Daily News, Framingham, Mass.
"Divided by fiber weight, the chapters tell you exactly what local yarn shop owners around the country think you should do when you have just one ball to knit."
-- Yarn Market News
If you re like most knitters, you have lonely skeins of yarn in your closet casualties of projects discarded mid-row or leftovers from long-completed pieces. Offering 101 charming designs that use just a single skein of yarn, Judith Durant shows you how to turn these extra bits of fiber into stylish hats, mittens, scarves, and tea cozies. Covering a wide range of tastes and styles, this collection will inspire you to dig out your orphan yarn and get stitching.
Here are 101 original and charming solutions to the perpetual one-skein problem. Contributed by yarn shops across the country, there are hats, mittens, scarves, bags, socks, ponchos, baby sweaters, belts, headbands, a cell phone carrier, and even a tea cozy and a set of coasters for the home.
About the Author
Judith Durant is the editor of One-Skein Wonders, 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, and Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. She is also a founding editor of Interweave Knits magazine and the author of Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* (*unless you've got the ring!). Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and Piecework
Table of Contents
Introduction: Have a Ball!