March 28, 2022 3 min read

I love knitting shawls with one skein of yarn. For me, it’s a wonderful break from the big projects that take lots of yarn and time to complete. Shawls and scarves allow you to try a bit of lacework or cables for the first time - and they're also perfect for gift knitting, making something special for someone you love without investing a huge amount of time or money.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite one-skein wraps - these patterns range from easy to more challenging, but most knit up quickly and they’re all gorgeous!


1. Wild At Heart Shawl



This sweet shawl is a one-skein asymmetrical triangle, just perfect for taking with you and knitting on the go!

You can make it with a wild and colorful hand dyed fiber, or it would show off the eyelets and look equally pretty in something more tonal.

The lace stitches are simple enough for a new knitter and are lovely for showing off your special skein.

We've knit ours in luxurious Smooshy Cashmere by Dream In Color Yarn. You can purchase just one skein on our website to start, or you can choose from over 30 colorways here




2. Cape Town Protea Scarf



This little gem is knit in one skein of the softest merino/cashmere blend in the world, and it's mostly garter stitch so you can start knitting it on Friday and pop it on Monday morning!

It is designed in a boomerang shape, features just enough lace work to provide some interest (without being overwhelming), and is knit in Smooshy Cashmere, a blend of merino and cashmere, that comes in gorgeous colors and varieties.

Wear it with a t-shirt, wrap it around your neck twice, or drape it over your shoulders to give your favorite blouse or summer dress a dash of color.

Click here to purchase a kit that includes everything you need.



 3. One-Skein Scarf


Summer is coming, and the One-Skein Scarf is a great way to use just one single skein of Noro's Sonata.

This top-down scarf is the perfect summer accessory, and will look great under your coat in the fall and beyond!

The pattern is written without a chart and very easy to follow. A simple lace border make this piece even suitable for an advanced beginner.

Pick your favorite color and click here to purchase the kit - yarn + pattern download included.



4. Brona V-Neck Wrap


Are you new to knitting, and don't have the skills - or energy - for something complicated?

The Brona is an irresistible, simple, one-skein scarf in a chunky wool blend and it comes in an array of gorgeous colors. It looks fantastic worn alone or tucked under a coat or jacket.

Go ahead and treat yourself (or a knit-worthy friend) to an easy, quick and stylish project.




5. Tsubame Eyelet Scarf



Celebrate the beauty of Cherry Blossom season with the Tsubame Scarf knit from one big gorgeous ball of Noro's Tsubame.

This beautiful and fun-to-knit shawl is good for beginners, and the perfect project to knit and watch TV for experienced knitters.

It can be worn on its own or layered under a coat on extra cold days. A shawl for all seasons.

Purchase your own kit here.



6. Puiaki Shawl



In the Polynesian culture, the word "puiaki" means "beautiful and precious." This shawl exemplifies those words perfectly!

The simple shape, with its lacy smocking detail, looks great on everyone and can be easily dressed up or down.

It is designed in a Japanese stitch pattern with a row of "smocking" near the bottom. Your One-Skein moment is now. Click here to shop the kit!


In this article, I have shared patterns for some stunning shawls and scarves. Whether you are looking for a project that is fun and quick to work up, or one that will provide a bit more substance for your knitting efforts, there's definitely an option here that will fit the bill!

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