5 patterns to knit with one skein of sparkly sock weight yarn

5 patterns to knit with one skein of sparkly sock weight yarn
June 3, 2016 Daisy
In Yarn

Wondering what to do with 100g of sock weight handdyed yarn? Here’s 5 of my favourite single skein knitted patterns.

Yarn Club for May was a beautiful lightly variegated blue inspired by the colours of the Caribbean Sea. On a gold sparkly base, it is a pretty yarn perfect for lightweight summer shawls, shrugs and lacy patterns but also perfect for hardwearing items like socks too as it has nylon in it. Finding the perfect pattern can be hard, so here are some of my ideas – some old favourites and some newly published patterns too!

I picked these patterns as I think the lightly variegated blue sparkly yarn will look lovely  and suit the finished items- but of course you can use any yarn from your stash, because I am pretty sure that single skeins of sock weight yarn are in abundance in most of our stashes! If you need more ideas, or just like browsing there are lots more patterns for just 100g of sock weight yarn over on my pinterest board here.  And if you crochet and haven’t learnt to knit yet, don’t worry, I’ll be sharing my favourite crochet patterns next!

Knitting patterns for 100g or a single skein of sock weight yarn

Socks for summer!

Handknit socks don’t just need to be for winter and cooler days – if you need trainer socks in the summer, this pattern is my absolute go-to. Its a free pattern, and so many of people have made them that you are sure to find someone to help you if you get stuck – plus you can get two pairs of socks from one skein too! Get the pattern here 

The perfect summer sock - just one skein of handdyed sock yarn is all you need - perfect for Devon Sun Yarns handdyed sock yarn - treat yourself and your feet

Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner


A new shawl pattern perfect for summer 

Jojo Locatelli writes beautiful patterns, and her newest single skein shawl pattern would look just stunning in a lightly variegated, sparkly yarn. Perfect for accessories a summer outfit I also think it would work well all year round. Purchase the pattern on Ravelry here

Stunning knitted shawl perfect for one skein of luxury yarn from Devon Sun Yarns

Broken Wings by Jojo Locatelli, photo by Jonna Hietala

Lightweight cowl perfect for beginners to lace

I love wearing cowls, they tuck in just nicely under a jacket and dont have the bulk of a full shawl. This one is so pretty and the irish mesh will make it a lovely, airy cowl. The slipped stitch will really show off the colours of the yarn. There’s lots of examples in the project pages too – and it only needs 50g of yarn so you have enough left for another project too! Get it for free on ravelry here 

Lovely knitted cowl that is perfect for sock weight handdyed yarn from Devon Sun Yarns - free pattern on ravelry

Summer shrug with just one skein

This shrug is just so beautiful, and perfect for the summer. Matched with the sparkly yarn it would be a beautiful addition to a summer dress for chilly evenings or to cover up shoulders, and I can even imagine it at a special occasion like a wedding too.  Its a free pattern, and there’s lots of photos in the project pages to show versions others have made too, with notes for adjusting the size. Find the pattern on Ravelry here

Beautiful shrug using just one skein of sock weight fingering yarn, perfect for a special project from luxury handdyed yarn by devon sun yarns

Diamond shrug by Sherri Hughes

A lightweight card for every size!

I love Tin Can Knits patterns – they are well written, come with great tutorial support and each pattern is written in every size from baby to adult. This lightweight cardi is perfect for the summer, and with just one skein you can make something special for the little girl in your life, or if you have a large box with 300g of yarn you can make one for yourself! Purchase the pattern on Ravelry here



A perfect summer cardi for every size, knit with just 100g of sock weight yarn in the smallest sizes.

Low Tide by Tin Can Knits

The best thing about single skeins is you can really indulge yourself in a pattern you love – and it wont take too long to finish! Which pattern do you like the most?

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Do you need pattern inspiration for that single skein of yarn in your stash? 5 knitted pattern ideas for you to make this summer, perfect for that special skein of handdyed yarn