Mini skeins are great fun for yarn lovers. There’s something blissful about having lots of colours to play with.
I’ve produced several patterns using mini skeins – so it’s fair to say I’m completely converted. Not everyone is though – I get emails every week from people who love the mini skein sets but aren’t quite sure what to do with them.
So without further ado – a few suggestions. These are for shawls and a cowl – I’ll pull together another post for hats, mitts and socks.
I know our mini skein sets work with our patterns – and one pattern which always receives a lot of love at shows is the Simple Steps Shawl. For Yarndale the lovely Scully knitted a sample using the soft centres mini skeins combined with turquoise.
Just for contrast here’s the shawl worked with a Printer Ink mini skein set and a dark contrast.
There are lots of other designers working with mini skeins too – here are three I’ve spotted on Ravelry.
I’ve made a couple of versions of Diagonapples – there’s slightly less yarn in one of our minis skeins than in the yarn used in the design, so I worked two rows less.
What’s your favourite mini skeins pattern?