Special Little Knits from Just One Skein

by Cheryl Potter
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They're called oddballs, orphans, and leftovers--those stunning but solitary skeins of yarn just waiting to be turned into treasures. What can you make with just one skein of yarn? Find loads of creative ideas in this collection of "one-skein wonders."

  • Knit hats, scarves, shawls, socks, purses, and more--over 25 projects each made from just one skein or hank of yarn
  • To get started, choose a yarn with a similar yardage, weight, and fiber content as the project shown
  • Find designs for all types of yarns, from lace weight to chunky and everything in between

by Cheryl Potter
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
April 1st, 2007

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Lynn A. Peterson, Universal Book Reviews

What can you do with just one skein of yarn? A lot! Author and designer Cheryl Potter features twenty-seven different patterns, all using one skein. The book is divided by yarn weight: Projects with Lace-Weight Yarns, Fun with Fingering-Weight Yarns, Sport-Weight and DK-Weight Projects, Worsted-Weight Wonders, and Beautiful Bulky Weights. The appeal of Special Little Knits from Just One Skein is that every project in the book would make a great gift for somebody! There are scarves, hats, socks, ponchos, wraps, and even baby/toddler items. While the designs all feature Cherry Tree Hill yarns, you certainly could substitute other yarns.

I made the Sachet Rickrack Scarf based on the design on page 87. I picked up a skein of the Sachet yarn in colorway Champlain Sunset by Cherry Tree Hill at my local yarn shop. The lacy rickrack pattern was a lot of fun to knit! I can't wait to try my hand at knitting some of the socks featured in the book. I particularly like the Potluck Supersocks.

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Cheryl Potter, the owner of a hand-painted yarn company called Cherry Tree Hill, has published patterns in Vogue Knitting and Knitter's Magazine, among others.

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