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One Skein 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet

One Skein features more than 30 knitting and crochet projects for beginners and experienced needleworkers.
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Everyone has the time to spend on projects requiring only one skein . . . so don't miss out on the fun!

One Skein features more than 30 knitting and crochet projects that range in size, time commitment, and experience level, providing both beginning and experienced knitters a variety of projects from which to choose.

These felted bowls are ideal for organizing buttons, beads, yarn, keys, or other small objects that need a special place.

The stitch patterns and instructions are easy to follow and quick to use. Readers will enjoy creating a felted purse, a drawstring bag, crocheted accessory bags, cozy scarves, a pretty tank top, arm and leg warmers, cable footies, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, pillows, bibs, felted bowls, a baby sweater, a soft and absorbent crocheted bath mat and accessories - and so much more, each from a single skein of yarn!

In One Skein, author Leigh Radford smartly includes several projects specially designed to make use of whatever you've got left over from other projects - one of the nicest designs we've ever seen is for a quick-to-make, colorful, and long-lasting rug.

Dig out your stash and dash to your yarn store you won't want to wait to begin these artful projects!

Reviews: "The cute designs are interesting, stylish and very portable.... your must-have knitting book for trying out that fabulous new yarn."-Anchorage Daily News

"Needlework heaven, indeed.... Those who seek instant gratification will love this book and want to take it everywhere."-Bangor Daily News

"I found this book to be both useful and practical."-Bella Online Guide to Spinning

"One Skein solves the "what do I do with it" dilemma by offering practical and handsome projects."-C N A magazine

"Designed for even the earliest beginner to the most seasoned knitter, there's something in ONE SKEIN for everyone."-CompulsiveReader.com

Leigh Radford gives us reason to rejoice.... The book is beautiful.... The five crochet patterns are simple, clever, and timeless.” -Crochet me magazine

"Whether you're a novice or an experienced crocheter, you'll want this book--if only to use up your inventory of yarn!"-Family Circle Easy Crochet

"These are definitely modern, hip projects--a young knitter's dream."-Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

"Small in scale yet big on impact... great way to sample new techniques and fibers without wasting time and cash."-KnitSimple

"I really like the innovative ideas in this book."-Knitting News

"You will be inspired by what you could do with small amounts of yarn."-Knitty.com

This approachable collection…should assist fiber junkies in whittling down their stash enough to run out and buy more yarn!”-Monsters and Critics.com

"Love at first site... Cover to cover, this book exemplifies what a romantic affair with yarn would be like."-Spun Magazine

This entry is a must for every knitter who’s ever stared at her stash, wondering what to do with her singles.”-Yarn Market News

Table of Contents
Put it On
  • Leg Warmers- Widely popular in the 1980s, leg warmers are making a comeback.
  • Tank Top- If you think that a skein of yarn isn't enough for a tank top, here's proof that it's not only possible, but it can be done with flair.
  • Cable Footies- This pair of footies is perfect for wearing around the house on a cold morning
  • Silk Sleeves- Wear these feathery light silk sleeves with your favorite outfit - jeans and a tank top or a little black dress - when you want to take the chill off your arms.
  • Unisex Gloves- Many beginning knitters wonder if gloves are worth the effort of knitting all those fingers. There is something luxurious and special about handknitted gloves - they just don't compare to anything you can buy.
  • Asymmetrical Cable Hat- Combine wide and narrow cables with ribs in this asymmetrical hat design knitted in the round with no crown shaping.
  • Rib and Cable Quartet- Each scarf in this collection features a different combination of ribs and cables to explore. Try the Single Cable Scarf, Double Cable Scarf, Triple Cable Muffler, and Gaiter.
  • Fingerless Garter Mitts- Keep your hands fashionably warm in a pair of fingerless mitts.
  • Crochet Cap and Ruffle Cravat- This quick and easy hat begins at the top and progresses in ever-widening circles in single crochet. A decorative edging finishes off the brim. The coordinating ruffle-like cravat is worked in a series of partial circles in a scalloped braid pattern.
Take it With You
  • The Clutch You'll Never Give Up- Forget bulky bags and purses - this felted clutch is big enough to carry the essentials without getting in the way.
  • Spiral Rib Bag- Begin with a spiral rib pattern that curls around the bag body, then bind off just the purl stitches and continue working the knit stich to form tassel-like tabs.
  • Geometric Accessory Bags- A variety of stitches and geometric shapes are used for the Square Bag, Rectangle Bobble Bag, and the Circle Bag. Make all three! Each takes far less than a skein of yarn.
Dress up Baby
  • Petal Bib- Sweeten up baby's mealtime - at least until the creamed spinach starts to fly - with this pretty petal bib.
  • Baby Bolero- A single ball of organically grown cotton yarn knits into an adorable and comfortable bolero jacket for baby's grand entrance.
  • Baby Hat- Few things are softer than a baby's skin, but the angora-blend yarn in this hat comes close.
Make Your House a Home
  • Mohair Pillows- These pillows will make great accents in any room in your house. Knit in two sizes and embellished with crochet motifs, buttons, and beads, they add color and texture to any setting.
  • Bath Mitt and Puffy- Refresh yourself with an invigorating rub from this crocheted mitt or knitted puffy, both made from naturally abrasive aloo yarn imported from Nepal.
  • Bath Mat- What could be better than stepping on a soft, cushiony mat after bathing? Thick and thirsty, the mat is crocheted in a simple lace pattern that uses single and double crochet.
  • Felted Bowls- These bowls make colorful decorator accents and are ideal for organizing buttons, beads, yarn, keys, or other small objects that need a special place.
  • Candy Wrapper Sachets- These sachets knit up quickly and use only a small amount of yarn, so before you know it you'll have one for every drawer in the house.
Rediscover Your Stash
  • Cupcakes- This assortment of knitted confections uses smooth yarns for the "papers" and novelty yarns for the "icing." Each cupcake knits up quickly, but be forewarned - they tend to multiply.
  • Pom-Pom Boa- This boa is a great way to use up partial skeins left over from other projects - the more types of yarn, the better.
  • Felted Striped Tote- Stripes are a great way to use up partial skeins of yarn. Experiment with your stash to come up with a variety of other looks.
  • Kid's Color-Block Cardigan- This unisex cardigan uses different colors of the same chunky yarn, but would be fun created out of different yarn types, like fuzzy with smooth or variegated with solid.
  • Stash Handbag- Use a variety of stash yarns to create this eclectic handbag.
  • Labyrinth Circle Rug- Knitting this rug is like taking a spiritual walk around a labyrinth - the frequent changes in yarn and color provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on what you've created as you consider the next step along a continuous path.
About the Author

Leigh Radford is the art director for Interweave Knits magazine. She is an award-winning graphic designer with more than 25 years of experience in graphic design and corporate marketing. Leigh designs knitwear for Interweave Knits and for knitting pattern and yarn companies. Her work also appears in Scarf Style and Wrap Style (Interweave Press, 2004, 2005), and she is the author of AlterKnits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises. Leigh lives in Portland, Oregon.

SKU: 05KN3

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499743

Number Of Pages: 128

Customer Reviews

Poor Review by Barb
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I was very disappointed. It is Knit and Crochet but it is almost all Knit.

(Posted on 3/19/14)

Decidedly average. Review by Pixie
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I'm bicraftual, and hoped that a book that said "knit and crochet" would be roughly equal amounts of each. Sadly, the knitted patterns outweigh the crochet patterns by far. The patterns are ok, nothing amazing. Worth the few dollars I paid for it, NOT worth the incredible amount I paid for shipping. My fault for not looking into it more before I purchased.

(Posted on 3/14/14)