We all have that one skein of sock yarn that we got on a yarn crawl, giveaway, or just because it had to come home with us. These precious skeins are too beautiful to be hidden in a pair of shoes, and deserve a little spotlight. This simple accessory can be knit either as a cowl or an infinity scarf with just one skein of that very special sock yarn. The slipped stitches help break up pooling so each color has room to shine.
The sample shown is knit with one skein of hand dyed sock yarn, but this pattern is customizable and has been written for a variety of weights, because hand painted yarns come in different sizes!
Sport Weight Yarn, 300-700 yards
Needle Size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
DK Weight Yarn, 250-600 yards
Needle Size: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Worsted Weight Yarn, 200-500 yards
Needle Size: US 9 / 5.5 mm
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
400 yards of Fingering weight
I started knitting in the long cold winters of Armenia while serving in the Peace Corps. Knitting was a way for me to keep some remaining shreds of sanity. My first knitting projects were small toys that I would hide in my friends homes when I went to visit them...Ok, maybe knitting fed my lack of sanity.