If your stash is anything like mine, you have a lot of fingering weight skeins. They are easy to buy and easy to stash, so it comes as little surprise when you eventually realize you have a whole bunch of lonely, single skeins of fingering weight and sock yarn. I recently found two skeins in my stash that seem to have been secretly going out in the storage drawer, because they look like they are so in love:
Two-skein knitting projects are brilliant for reducing your stash and finally using beautiful skeins that demanded to go home with you but then fell silent when you tried to figure out what to make with them. Once I saw how in love my skeins were, I started looking at two skein knitting patterns and found so many amazing ones that it’s proving impossible to choose!
I’m utterly smitten with Metropolitan, but I so love the original colour combo that I don’t think I would be happy with my colour choices here. But Aisling, Mormorio, and Loop feel like the strong contenders for me. Or maybe Emiliana?
When it comes to two-colour fingering weight cowls, there are lots of good options, but I’ve focused on these 6 that I really love:
I’m considering Jujika, but I need to swatch to see what the crosses will look like- my yarns might not have enough contrast. I have loved the Seashore Cowl for so long I’m really surprised I haven’t knit it yet, and you guys know how much I love a cowl that keeps my shoulder cozy! All of these are cowls that I think are beautiful, but don’t feel hemmed in by just these examples if they don’t strike your fancy. Add up your total yardage for the two skeins you want to use, and do a Ravelry search based on the yardage. Just because a pattern doesn’t have stripes doesn’t mean you can’t add them in!
Socks and I have a dodgy history, because I have weird toes and have not spent enough time investigating the wonders of toe up constructions, or found my perfect toe pocket for my wide, snow-shovel type toes. But one day when I find the perfect toe pocket, these socks are all on my radar. Especially Alfrick!
Do you guys have any fingering weight skeins that could have a lovely relationship together in one of these two skein sock yarn patterns? I’m having a tough time deciding. Some swatching is definitely in order!