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Great Ideas: 10 One-Skein Sock Yarn Projects... That Aren't Socks

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Great Ideas: 10 One-Skein Sock Yarn Projects... That Aren't Socks

So you have some lovely hand-dyed or unusual fiber sock-weight yarn, right? Single skeins you've purchased over the years, or maybe just two little balls of yarn... stash-bound beauties that have no set purpose. What can you make, besides, you know, socks? Here are 10 projects that you can make with a single skein (or its equivalent yardage) of fingering-weight yarn, and that aren't that one shawl everyone makes with a single skein of sock yarn. You know that one. All images are from the Ravelry page for the pattern, and all patterns are FREE! 1. Taylor by Jennifer Lysen...

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Pretty Projects: Whistler Wedding Shawl

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Pretty Projects: Whistler Wedding Shawl

  Several months ago, on the eve of my wedding, I received a beautiful sample skein of Fibrelya's bamboo/merino mix sock yarn, Bamba, when I ordered their self-striping sock yarn for the shop. I took one look at the gorgeous purple-and-grey colorway called Callicarpa, with its subtle blue speckles, and was in love. It certainly produced the desired effect, because not only did I order it for the shop, but I also immediately cast-on my wedding shawl from it.  And by "immediately," I mean as fast as I could wind it, find a pattern, and get that yarn on my...

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Great Ideas: Beautiful Projects Using Our Onion Yarns

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Great Ideas: Beautiful Projects Using Our Onion Yarns

Gorgeous Onion Yarns are not familiar to many folks in the United States, though they are popular in Europe. Made with natural, unusual fibers and known for their softness and sheen, Onion's yarns are both luxurious and still reasonably priced. They are already one of our best-selling yarns! We wanted to provide inspiration on how to use our unusual Onion yarns, so we plumbed the Ravelry project pages to bring you beautiful examples of Onion yarns in action! Click on any photo below to go directly to the Ravelry project page! Nettle Sock: this is a fingering weight "sock" yarn that...

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Chesapeake Shawl

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Chesapeake Shawl

How lovely is this gorgeous shawl? The pattern is from The Chesapeake Needle, one of our favorite designers. You can find it here on Ravelry, along with my project page. The yarns are JOMA Yarns Sock-a-Rino in Cake for Breakfast, and Onion Organic Cotton in turquoise. Truthfully, this is supposed to be a two-skein shawl, but apparently, I'm unable to crochet anywhere near gauge. I mean, not even close. So after I ran out of sock yarn, I added the Organic Cotton. I wasn't sure if this was a good idea -- after all, mixing wool and cotton is not...

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Kanata Kerchief Tank

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Kanata Kerchief Tank

I recently finished this gorgeous crocheted tank top, a Kanata Kerchief Tank. The pattern is free on Ravelry! The tank top is essentially four large granny squares sewn up, with straps and trim added to stabilize it.  The Onion Organic Cotton worked absolutely perfectly for this beautiful project. I made sure to block each square to the same size, and shortened the straps to make the tank fit my body. It might seem a bit short in front for some folks -- it hits me right at my belly button. But the long, draping sides will move to cover you, and with a...

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