Thursday, November 19, 2015

One-Skein Wonders Series

One-Skein Wonders

If you’re a knitter like me, you probably rejoiced when the temperatures finally turned cooler. Gone is the humid weather, so it’s time to bring out the knitwear.

With the holidays approaching, now is a good time to think about gift knitting. Projects such as those featured in the One-Skein Wonders series make perfect gifts because they knit up quickly--but the results are still impressive.

One of the books in the series is Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. This one is especially nice for knitters who don’t make socks, but who still enjoy the look of hand painted sock yarn and would like to find alternate uses for it. The book includes patterns for scarves, mittens, hats, and more.

Another book in the series is Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, which focuses on patterns that use indulgent yarns such as silk, alpaca, cashmere, and the lesser-known qiviut, which is yarn from the muskox. Even though the patterns were written with luxury fibers in mind, other fibers can be easily substituted.

Search the VBPL catalog for the One Skein Wonders series. For other quick-knit pattern books, try 60 Quick Knits from America’s Yarn Shops or Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, previously reviewed by Sara.

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