Patterns to Use with Mini Skeins & Yarn Advent Calendar Sets

This post includes a list of knitting patterns ideally suited for mini skein sets, whether they’re stash busting homemade sets of Advent calendars or fades. These patterns work with any mini skein combination or set, including Hanukkah calendar sets (like this one). And as my book, Ultraviolet Knits, release gets closer, I’ll divulge more information about the mini skein shawl to be released in January 2020.

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 – but today I’m focusing just on the patterns that work well with mini skein sets.


Mini Skeins Shine in These Patterns:

Not Designed for Minis, but Works Well:

Advent Focused Patterns:

Leftovers/Minis with a Full Neutral Skein:

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

Fades for larger yardages:

Countless Leftovers/Mini Skeins:

Useful for Leftovers:

What is your favourite pattern for mini skeins?

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