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15 One-Skein Knitting Patterns for Beginners

If you are just learning to knit, you might be excited and a bit apprehensive to dive into your very first knitting project. Don't worry though because I teach you everything you need to know to be an expert knitter in my Learn to Knit course! You will learn 3 knit patterns by the end of the course and you will be ready to go! Check out the full online video course here!

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 knit.

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 Knit Scarf

This knit 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! Learn the garter stitch and 49 more Knit Stitches in my Knit Stitch Library Collection.

Via All About Ami

Simple Garter Stitch Scarf - one-skein knitting patterns

Vanilla Scarf

One skein of sock yarn, stitch markers, 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 Knit 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 knit 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. Learn the stockinette stitch and 49 more Knit Stitches in my Knit Stitch Library Collection.

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 Knit 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 Knit 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 knit 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 knit 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 Knit 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 blissful mohair and silk yarn, and an open, lacy stitch. It’s super easy and makes a great beginner project. Learn some lacy stitches and 49 more Knit Stitches in my Knit Stitch Library Collection.

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? Did you find your next knitting pattern to add to your list?

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15 one-skein knitting patterns

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