15 One-Skein Knitting Patterns for Beginners

15 One-Skein Knitting Patterns for Beginners

If you are just starting to learn knitting, you might be excited and a bit apprehensive to dive into your very first knitting project. While knitting may look like a daunting task for a beginner, there are awesome one-skein knitting patterns, that are not only quick but also easy to make.

Here we’ve gathered 15 of beginner one-skein knitting patterns that are not only beautiful but useful, too! You might even be able to make more than one of these in just one skein!


Simple Garter Stitch Scarf

This scarf uses only the garter stitch, and the results are incredibly luxurious! This is a different take on the typical beginner’s garter stitch scarf.  Even if you are not a beginner, this is a fun project with amazing texture using large knitting needles!

Via All About Ami

Simple Garter Stitch Scarf - one-skein knitting patterns


Vanilla Scarf

One skein of sock yarn, one stitch marker, and 4mm needles! Good sized scarf! Garter and openwork stitches. Very simple and a great stash buster!

Via Jumper Cables Knitting

Vanilla Scarf - one-skein knitting patterns


81-Yard Cowl

If you’re looking for a true one-skein knitting pattern, then you’ve come to the right place; the 81-Yard Cowl is designed to use, quite literally, one and only one skein of yarn.

Via Ball to the Walls Knits

81-Yard Cowl - one-skein knitting patterns


I-Love-Stockinette Baby Bib

A simple baby bib pattern that would show off the beauty of stockinette stitch, for those of us who may prefer its smoothness to the texture of garter stitch. The bib can be knit in a solid color, with contrasting cords, variegated yarn, stripes, embellishments, etc.

Via Ravelry

I-Love-Stockinette Baby Bib - one-skein knitting patterns


Knockout Fingerless Gloves

Knock out your first knitting project with our rad fingerless gloves! Easy to make using only the knit stitch, this is a fun beginner project that will have even experienced knitters wanting to get in on the action.

Via Kollabora

Knockout Fingerless Gloves - one-skein knitting patterns


Twisted Coffee Cozy

This little coffee cozy is a perfect way to save cardboard sleeves at the coffee shop while using up those leftover bits of worsted that are too big to toss but too small to use for much. Knit in the round.

Via Red Knits

Twisted Coffee Cozy - one-skein knitting patterns


Knitted Boot Cuffs

This knitted boot cuffs pattern is easier to get the sizing right, and also allows for more stretch, which means that it can go a little bigger or smaller depending on who is wearing them.

Via Wake & Whimsy

Knitted Boot Cuffs - one-skein knitting patterns


Calorimetry Headscarf

Knit hats are a wonderful way to block out the cold, but when you have long hair it usually requires wearing it down, not often the most comfortable option on a blustery day. This headscarf allows you to wear your hair up while keeping your ears warm and preventing heat from escaping from the top of your head.

Via Knitty

Calorimetry Headscarf - one-skein knitting patterns


Polli Knitters’ Cozy Lamp Shade

I love the idea of cozying up my lamp shades to keep them nice and warm for fall or winter.

Via Design Sponge

Polli Knitters’ Cozy Lamp Shade - one-skein knitting patterns


Easy Textured Knit Dishcloth

This textured knit dishcloth is super fun and simple to make.  Dishcloths make for some of the best DIY gifts because who doesn’t love a new dishcloth and you can make them in under an hour!

Via JustBCrafty

Easy Textured Knit Dishcloth - one-skein knitting patterns


Ear Warmer

For those of us who have sensitive ears, you have to own a good ear warmer when the cold, windy weather hits. This knitted ear warmer is not only stylish, but it is durable, machine washable, and useful.

Via Wake & Whimsy

Ear Warmer - one-skein knitting patterns


Knitted Neck Warmer

This neck warmer was super easy and quick to make. One of those in-front-of-the-TV projects that doesn’t need too much concentration. The end result? A warm and stylish neck warmer!


Knitted Neck Warmer - one-skein knitting patterns


Lace Baby Blanket

Looking for that perfectly elegant newborn baby gift or photo prop? This gorgeous lace baby blanket free knitting pattern is just right for either! It features a blissful mohair and silk yarn, and an open, lacy stitch. It’s super easy and makes a great beginner project.

Via Posh Patterns

Lace Baby Blanket - one-skein knitting patterns


Rib & Cable Cowl

With this cowl, something simple that sat close to the neck, but still had a striking design. Hence the rib & cable cowl was born.

Via Balls to the Walls Knits

Rib & Cable Cowl - one-skein knitting patterns


Easy Baby Beanie

This hat knits up surprisingly fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and big needles.

Via Gina Michele

Easy Baby Beanie - one-skein knitting patterns


How did you find these one-skein knitting patterns? Have you tried any of these or have another you’d like to share – we’d love to hear from you!

For more cool knitting patterns for beginners, check these out! 400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns, Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns

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15 one-skein knitting patterns

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