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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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
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.
Easy Baby Beanie
This hat knits up surprisingly fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and big needles.
Via Gina Michele
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