I recently shared a whole collection of one-skein (or so) sock yarn shawl knitting patterns, but of course there are always more options available or being published all the time.
Here’s another great option for your fine and super fine yarns. The Aveya pattern by Tamy Gore uses a single skein of yarn and you can make it whatever size that skein’s yardage accommodates. The average skein of sock yarn is 400-420 yards, or you can use two skeins of a smaller yardage if you have them on hand.
This ethereal shawl is an asymmetrical triangle that has picots along one edge. It also features dropped stitches, one-color brioche and garter stitch. Lots of brioche patterns use two colors, so this is a great way to try brioche stitch without also having to deal with changing colors.
The sample of the shawl shown is worked in a solid color, but it’s worth scrolling through the finished projects on the Ravelry project page to see how this pattern looks worked in semi-solid, tonal, self-striping and even kind of wild colored yarn. (Spoiler alert: they all look great.)
People who’ve knit the project mentioned that it’s good for travel knitting because it’s easy to remember the pattern, it’s fast to knit and it doesn’t use a lot of yarn. Plus it’s fun to have a shawl you knit on vacation to remind you of the trip!
Speaking of travel knitting, check out my posts on how I plan travel knitting, assembling a travel knitting kit and what’s allowed on airplanes if you have any travel coming up.
I’m really trying to use my stash of patterns I’ve already bought instead of buying more, but I have to admit this pattern is really tempting. I even know what yarn I would use for it.
Check out the pattern on Ravelry.
[Photo: Tamy Gore]