Mini skeins are not only beautiful but they make color play so much easier! If you are planning a sweater and want to add a few stripes, mini skeins allow you to mix and match colors until you find the right combination for the look you’re going for. We have a plethora of mini-skeins so, whether you want a full set or a bundle, you’ll be able to create an amazing colorwork project from the options we stock. Here are some fun ways to use those pretty little minis!
Handmaiden – 5ply Casbah Gradient Pack
Casbah 5ply Gradient Wrap by Handmaiden Yarns
Hedgehog Fibres – Sock Mini Sets
Outline by Beata Jezek
Lorna’s Laces – String Quintet
Ombre Quintet by Wendy S. Baker
Madelinetosh – Unicorn Tails
Buccaneer by Justyna Lorkowska
Squoosh Fiberarts – Beefcake Minis
Fruit Stripes Gum Socks by Leah Oakley (calls for self striping yarn but you can use minis to create your own stripes!)
SweetGeorgia – Party of Five
Gimli Peak by Jessie Ksanznak
Three Irish Girls – Adorn Luxe Mini Skein Sets
Building Blocks Shawl by Stephen West
How do you use your mini skeins? Share with us in the comments below for your chance to win a set of Beefcake Minis from Squoosh Fiberarts! The random winner will be chosen and announced on Facebook on May 12th at Noon EDT.
-The random winner will be drawn May 12th at Noon EDT
-Your project must contain at least 1 mini skein that we carry/have carried
-To enter, comment the link to your project page on Ravelry in the comment section on the blog, not Facebook
-Projects can be from any year
Neon colors of Unicorn Tails paired with TML in Pelican for Q1 KAL. I more tails in my stash that will work their way into projects.
I used unicorn tales to make fingerless mitts http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnittyFiend/colorblock-handwarmers
Currently using unicorn tails for a Take it All shawl
Love mini-skeins — great post! I used two Unicorn Tails for this cowl, Silver Fox and Charcoal.
I made this hat with several unicorn tails! I don’t repeat patterns often, but I’m excited to make this one again… and I have a mini-skein from Lorna’s Laces that will do the trick! (It’ll be the birds this time…. paired with Freia Ombre!)
I made a Spice Market Shawl for the Q1 KAL! Link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/cfaith224/on-the-spice-market
I’ve made two projects with mini skeins. One a Chevron cowl with Unicorn Tails.
Next I made a Saturn Rings Shawl with Lornas Laces Quartet.
I love minis for scrap blankets, socks and shawls.
I’ve used a bunch of Pagewood Farm Sock Bites for hexipuffs. Never quite made enough for a full thing, but the little puffs make great cat toys. I think I’ve knit about 20. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/amandaesque/the-beekeepers-quilt
My favorite Unicorn Tail project to date is probably my 3-Color Cashmere Cowl – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CupsofCoffee/3-color-cashmere-cowl
I used a Sweet Georgia Party of Five to make my Joker and the Thief, paired with Hedgehog Fibres.
I am using my beefcake minis to make the Somewhere Socks.
This is how I roll:
Dobson playing oboe during a thunderstorm…much like Nero fiddling while Rome burned! 😄 Jk
I paired Unicorn tails with Comp Book Gray TML for my Fine Tune, and more recently tried Sweet Georgia’s party of 5 in wildfire for my Solaris! Love them both, to get lots of CC’s without breaking into full skeins.
My Amsterdam Cowl
and my Compression Cowl both used Unicorn Tails:
I used Unicorn Tails to make a One Bad Hombre hat; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knittycat99/one-bad-ombre
Didn’t read carefully enough! I didn’t realize my submission could be from any year and this one is from 2015. I used 8 different Unicorn Tails.
Mini skeins are brilliant! I used severalunicorn tails to make a rainbow simplex.
i made a Linus from Party of Five colorway English Bay. Did I say I love this yarn??
I’m crocheting a granny stripe blanket with all sorts of minis and scraps. My project includes Hedgehog Fibres sock minis and MadelineTosh Unicorn Tails.
A striped hat with unicorn tail mini skeins, so fun!
I love love love minis, so I suppose my favorite is my most recent minis project (my Solaris for the q1 challenge)!
I used unicorn tails for mitts!
I’m currently using a Lorna’s Laces String Quintet on a happy little cowl to get me through finals!
My absolute favorite mini skein project was the Unicorn Stripes cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/astryid/unicorn-stripes
I’ve got a bit of everything in this mitered square blanket: Tosh unicorn tails, HHF minis, you name it, it’s in there.
I made a reverb shawl with some beautiful Sweet Georgia mini-skeins.
Unicorn tails for a shoop the sheep 🙂
I made my Mint Chocolate Chip striped socks from LL and SG minis.
I used sweet georgia party of 5 for the colorwork in this sweater. I loved it!
I have a WIP Stitchosaur (yes! still! crochet is just slow for me!) in Pagewood Farm Sock Bites: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sophiashinies/puff-the-magic-stegosaurus-african-flower-crochet-pattern
And I also made the SweetGeorgia free hat pattern in the worsted Honey Fig Party of Five: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sophiashinies/candystripe-slouch
Five Unicorn Tails in my Solaris:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/redfidelity/chevron-wrap I used SG Party of Five in Rusted for a wrap of my own design! It’s perfect for cozy knit-dates!
I used two Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tales to make my Leftie last year. I love Madeline Tosh! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CatheryntheWeird/leftie-2
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnittingAmyK/smitten-stashdown-socks out of Party of Five mini – skeins….and http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnittingAmyK/unicorn-stripes out of unicorn tails.
I used unicorn tails to try out different ways of decreases and weaving in the ends on a fox paws swatch before starting a large paws.
I used Sweet Georgia party of 5 to make my On the Spice Market shawl.
I used madeline tosh unicorn tails for the stripes in my Starburst Shawl by Stephen West. I love the colors it comes in!
Unicorn tails to make a baby lovey.
Last year, I made a Half-Moon Shawl, using several Unicorn Tails. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/TamiW/half-moon-shawl
I used the Lorna’s Laces quintet in my On the Spice Market shawl. The colors were perfect
I have made a few things with MadTosh Unicorn Tails from ESK.
The first is my Tailspin: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/miokitty/tailspin
Here is is a hat I made without a pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/miokitty/r2015—hat-for-not-so-little-one
And this is the High Street Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/miokitty/high-street-shawl
I used Unicorn Tails to make my Whales and Tails hat! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/cirronimbus/whale-watch-hat-2
crazy bright, and i love it! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lurk42/unicorn-cowl used all the bright unicorn tails from esk!
I used Unicorn Tails to make a crochet squares blanket: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/nanobynight/bears-rainbow-blanket
It was so much fun to try out so many Madtosh colourways!
I made a Dragon’s Breath cowl out of Unicorn Tails!
I used Unicorn tails to make this adorable baby hat for my nephew. (2 Antler and 1 Worn Denim)
I used Unicorn Tails to make a striped Sockhead Slouch hat and I love it!
I love mini skeins! I used Lorna’s Laces String Quintet (Tuba and Harp, with some over-dyeing) to make Inara (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/marimami/inara-wrap), and I used SweetGeorgia Party of Five in Wildfire to make On the Spice Market.
Oops, mods, somehow I managed not to include the link for On the Spice Market. Here it is:
Sorry – is there any way to merge the two replies? Thanks!
My first project made entirely of minis, a shawl!! And have started a Camaro where I’ll be using some MadTosh unicorn tails, but no pictures of it yet!!