Nine Knitting Patterns Ideas for Leftover Yarn

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!

Safe At Home Blanket

An aran weight blanket, knitted in strips using some intarsia, and then sewn together, with a border added after.

The Slip, Slide, Splash Socks

This pattern is part of a collection of four gorgeous sock patterns designed for using up sock yarn scraps.

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.

Patience Cowl

A large looped cowl, using small scraps of 4ply/fingering weight, weighing as little as 5g!

Pic N Mix Cowl

A double-thickness colour-work cowl, worked in the round, using up all your oddments of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.

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.

Steggie Shawl

A striped asymmetric shawl that will use up every last bit of your leftover 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.

Zastruga Shawl

An asymmetric shawl using 20g each of five different colours in 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.

Want more ideas of what to make with leftover yarn? Have a read of my Mini-Skein Pattern Picks blog post.


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