Comprehensive List of Patterns to Use with Mini Skeins & Yarn Advent Calendar Sets

This post includes a list of knitting patterns ideally suited for mini skeins, whether they’re your own set or fade from leftover bits, a bought Advent calendar or fade, or a collection of mini skeins you’ve collected over the years. These patterns work with any mini skein combination or set, including Hanukkah calendar sets (like this one). If you’re on Instagram, please join me over there for more frequent updates on my knitting, designing, baking, and life’s adventures – my Instagram account. I keep updating this post as I learn about more relevant patterns, so this is one to bookmark.


Mini Skeins Shine in These Patterns:

Mini Skeins from Eve Chambers Textiles | EvinOK

Not Designed for Minis, but Works Well:

Bear in sheep’s clothing advent calendar of mini skeins for 2018. Read more on

Advent Focused Patterns:

Gradient yarns deserve special designs. Trying to decide from @feller.carol 's book #knittingwithrainbows. Left rainbow mini skein set is from @folkestoneharbouryarn, top green gradiwnt is from @easyknitter, right minis are from @smudgeyarns #gradient #gr

Leftovers/Minis with a Full Neutral Skein:

(sometimes a full skein is offered as an add-on for Advent sets)


Fades for larger yardages:

 Mini skeins and leftover yarn. What to knit with them on

Countless Leftovers/Mini Skeins:

My yarn stash. #yarnstash #yarnlarder #yarn #knitting #handdyedyarn #evinok

Useful for Leftovers:



Related posts: I’ve written about the existence of calendar yarn in 2017 Advent sets and 2018 Advent sets, Advent KALs, using the Bear in Sheep’s Clothing Advent set, and even creating your own mini skein fade from leftover bits.
What is your favourite pattern for mini skeins?

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