6.30.2016

Anklet Skein Pattern Suggestions

There are quite a few patterns out there that use less than a full skein of fingering weight yarn. That's when our anklet skeins come in handy - 275 yards of Artisan Sock. And we've just added more of these skeins to our online store.

Naturally, anklet skeins are perfect for anklets, but not just anklets.

Let's have a look at some of the patterns that caught my eye on Ravelry when I searched for fingering weight patterns that require less than 275 yards.

Small cowls are a great idea for anklet skeins. Jo Strong's Irish Mesh cowl is a beautiful pattern featuring the Irish mesh stitch.

photo by Jo Strong

I also love the look of Allyson Dykhuizen's Francisco Cowl, a lovely combination of garter stitch and eyelets.
photo by Holla Knits

Fingerless mitts are another great choice for anklet skeins. Melanie Berg's Qwist Mitts use slip stitches to create a fun fabric.
photo by Melanie Berg

Tiina Kuu's Kujeillen mitts combine nupps and twisted stitches to create an interesting pair of fraternal mitts. 

photo by TiiQ

And the Straightforward mitts by Mone Drager use twisted rib for a awesome pair of unisex mitts.

 photo by GuapaM

And, of course, anklet skeins can used for anklets - a great summer sock. Andrea Rangel has designed two beautiful pairs of anklets with Artisan sock. 

The Wendee sock seen here in Spanish Wine (hard copy pattern available here),

 photo by Andrea Rangel 2011

and the Hex Socks, seen here in Laguna (hard copy pattern available here). 

 photo by Andrea Rangel 2012

And the final pattern I've chosen is one that I've seen pop up everywhere lately - KALs, Instagram, podcasts... 

The Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner is a free pattern that has had almost 3000 projects posted on Ravelry since it was published last May. People seem to really like it. 

 photo by Mara Catherine Bryner



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