One-Skein Wonders®: Yarn-shop Favorites From Coast To Coast by Judith DurantOne-Skein Wonders®: Yarn-shop Favorites From Coast To Coast by Judith Durant

One-Skein Wonders®: Yarn-shop Favorites From Coast To Coast

byJudith DurantEditorJudith Durant

Paperback | October 30, 2006

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There are lonely, single skeins of yarn in every knitter''s closet - casualties of projects discarded in mid-row, single balls of alpaca or cashmere because you can''t afford more than one, the leftovers from long-completed projects. They really should be used, but for what?

Here are 101 original and charming solutions to the perpetual one-skein problem. Contributed by yarn shops across the United States, these patterns include hats, mittens, scarves, bags, socks, baby sweaters, belts, headbands, a cell phone carrier, and even a tea cozy and a set of coasters, each using just a single skein of yarn.

With patterns arranged by yarn weight, you''ll easily find broad ranges of possibilities for your particular yarn orphans. Each pattern includes the names of the contributing yarn shop and the designer and an image of the completed project.

Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Increase, Decrease and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 yea...
Title:One-Skein Wonders®: Yarn-shop Favorites From Coast To CoastFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 8.02 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 8.02 X 0.63 inPublished:October 30, 2006Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580176453

ISBN - 13:9781580176453

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Have a Ball!


In the Thick of It: Bulky-Weight Yarns

One-Car-Ride Coaster Set

Shepherd Bulky Rainbow Hat

One-Skein-Wonder Baby Sweater

Doll Shawl

Flap Hat

Super Yak Scarf

Felted Accessory Bag

Fringed Scarf

Scalloped-Edge Hat

Crocheted Curly Hat

Quick & Classy Cabled Clutch

Cashmere Ski Headband

Quick Felted Bag

Filippi Scarf

Squashy Bag

Cozy House Socks

Short & Sassy Shawl

Bulky Collar

Knitted Cap with Pigtails

Felted Gift Bag

Stirling Cloche


Heavyweight Champs: Heavy Worsted Yarns

The Twisted Knee-High Sock

Cabled Headband

Lotus Purse

The Diotima Shell


Half-and-Half, Please: Worsted-Mohair Yarns

Wine Gift Bag

Gossamer Shell Scarf

Razor Shell Lace Scarf

Shrug This

Seafoam Shawl


For Better or Worsted: Worsted-Weight Yarns

Eyelet Baby Hat

Megan''s Braids

Swift Cell Phone Carrier

One-Skein Scarf

Monica''s Flowers

Smiley Scarf

Striped and Scalloped Cap

Aran Tam

Be-Ribboned Bonnet

Twisted Spiral Neckscarf

Poncho Viva

Crocheted Bag

Wavy Hat

Ice Scraper Mitt

Spa Set

This ''n'' That Hat

Jamaica Pouch

Fingerless Mittens

Baby Gnome Hat

Scrunchie Hat


Gallery of Projects: Picture This

Beaded Diamond Bag

Kirsten''s Flapper Hat

Coffee Mitt

Ela''s Favorite Hat

Tea Cozy

Little Ruff

Ribbed Cap

Bamboo Baby

Easy Mittens

Be-Ribboned Booties

Twirly-Top Toque

Hiker Socks

Sofia Cowl

One-Skein Felted Purse with One-Skein Flower

Felted Evening Bag with Ribbon Embroidery

Basic Tam with Flowers

Mel''s Funky 3-Way Hat

Muff or "Smitten"

Super Simple Triangle Shawl

Primitive Bag

Beaded Napkin Rings

Flower Pin

The Wave Hand Warmers


Have a Ball: Sport-Weight Yarns

Salmon Scarf

Purple Linen Pillow

Yorkshire Tweed Beret

Four-in-One Gaiter


Skinny Dipping: Fingering-Weight Yarns

Adult and Child Socks

Curly Curtain Tiebacks

Sequin Barrette

Handpaint Highlights Socks

Heart Pin

Fabulous Filigree Scarf

"Orphan" Sweater and Socks

Red Hot Necklace


Floral Mesh Shawl

Lace Bookmark


Variety Is the Spice of Life: Novelty Yarns

Knitted Coasters with Charms

Eros Extreme Belt

Golden Fantasy

Honey Tangerine Scarf

Sheri''s Button Bag

Jan''s Sensational Scarf

Catch-all Bowl

Pandora Scarf

Topless Hat and Fingerless Mittens

Sheri''s Crystal FX Evening Bag

Victorian Collar

Pink Aura Scarf

Infinity Barrette






Editorial Reviews

"If the cold weather has you excited to stay inside, this is the book for you." -Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK   "Reads like an atlas of quirky yarn shops from all across the land." -Associated Press, Syndicated Article   "Start something and finish it immediately. Judith Durant put 101 quick patterns in her book [One-Skein Wonders]." -Metro West Daily News, Framingham, Mass.   "Divided by fiber weight, the chapters tell you exactly what local yarn shop owners around the country think you should do when you have just one ball to knit." -- Yarn Market News