Have you got lots of oddments of wool or scrap yarn? Are you unsure of what to use them for? Or perhaps you need some mini-skein pattern inspiration? Read on to discover 9 patterns especially designed for leftover yarn.
The Northeasterly Blanket
A modular blanket that can be knitted in double-knit scraps or oddments of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn. You can make your blanket as big or small as you like!
Northeasterly Knitting Pattern Download | Etsy
This listing is for the PATTERN ONLY, not the finished product. You will receive an instant download of the pattern. — A new take on a sock yarn blanket with a fun, modern look and the ability to use as much (or as little) of your fingering and DK weight mini skeins and scraps! This modular desig…
Safe At Home Blanket
An aran weight blanket, knitted in strips using some intarsia, and then sewn together, with a border added after.
242 Likes, 8 Comments – Margaret H Holzmann (@the.knitwit) on Instagram: “Safe at Home blanket to knit or crochet. Buy the knitting pattern now…”
The Slip, Slide, Splash Socks
This pattern is part of a collection of four gorgeous sock patterns designed for using up sock yarn scraps.
Megan Williams on Instagram: “I love this pic and the memory of taking it. I looked over and was struck with how grown up my daughter had become, and how hysterical it…”
Megan Williams (@justrunknit) added a photo to their Instagram account: “I love this pic and the memory of taking it. I looked over and was struck with how grown up my…”
Socks In Progress
Another pattern for using up oddments of sock wool and created as a lockdown project. The pattern is available in Rachel’s Ravelry Store or you can follow along with her Instagram posts, where she gives the instructions across a series of posts.
Rachel Coopey on Instagram: “Last bit! Time to weave in some ends! Rounds 1 & 2: With Colour C; Knit Rounds 3 & 4: With Colour F; Knit Maintaining 4 round stripe…”
@coopknits: “Last bit! Time to weave in some ends! Rounds 1 & 2: With Colour C; Knit Rounds 3 & 4: With Colour…”
A large looped cowl, using small scraps of 4ply/fingering weight, weighing as little as 5g!
Designed especially with mini-skein advent calendars in mind, the Patience Cowl will work equally well with larger or smaller mini-skeins or with leftover yarn (5g, 10g or 20g mini-skeins). It is fab for fade-effect yarns, speckles or variegated yarn too.I…
Pic N Mix Cowl
A double-thickness colour-work cowl, worked in the round, using up all your oddments of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.
Wee County Clare on Instagram: “Here’s a shot of Pic N Mix modelled, you can make it as long or short as you like and it’s all done in the round with no wrong sides so you…”
112 Likes, 8 Comments – Wee County Clare (@wee_county_yarns) on Instagram: “Here’s a shot of Pic N Mix modelled, you can make it as long or short as you like and it’s all done…”
Winter Lights Shawl
A 4ply/fingering-eight triangular shawl knitted in two halves, using either 10g each of six contrast colours or 20g each of three contrast colours.
Winter Lights Shawl
“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again …In restless dreams I walked alone, Narrow streets of cobblestone, ’Neath the halo of a streetlamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp” The Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel, 1964The ins…
A striped asymmetric shawl that will use up every last bit of your leftover 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.
Noriko 🥚 (she/her) on Instagram: “Yes, #steggieshawl is live today!! Both sizes are included in the pattern, and Steggie is easily adjustable!! . This rainbow version is the…”
An asymmetric shawl using 20g each of five different colours in 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.
Do you love mini-skein sets? I find them very tempting, but sometimes it’s hard to find patterns that will make the most of the gorgeous colours and gradients.To remedy this, I have designed my Zastruga shawl: a well-thought-through knitting design which m…
Want more ideas of what to make with leftover yarn? Have a read of my Mini-Skein Pattern Picks blog post.