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Mini Skeins for Round Your Neck

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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.


Soft Centres and Turquoise
Simple Steps Shawl

Just for contrast here’s the shawl worked with a Printer Ink mini skein set and a dark contrast.


Simple Steps Shawl

There are lots of other designers working with mini skeins too – here are three I’ve spotted on Ravelry.


Mighty Mini by Rachel Henry. Image Copyright Rachel Henry.
Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart. Image Copyright Helen Stewart
Diagonapples by Anna Maltz Image Copyright Anna Maltz and Thijs groot Wassink

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?

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