Just when we thought we’d unearthed every possible pattern for Euroflax Mini Skeins . . .
First up, Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen. The original Baktus has been made 10,000 times. Terhi’s version adds eyelets, which provide excellent transition points for a new mini skein. You knit along, increasing, until your yarn is halfway gone, at which point you begin decreases. Most excellent. Flexibility! We applaud flexibility!
Simple yarnovers win the day here.
Different Breeze by Sachiko Uemura. Knitting that doesn’t look like knitting. Only 27 stitches per row. You could crank a mile of this pretty easily, with colorblocking keeping you on your toes. The blocking on this is one of those fine before-and-after moments in knitting.
As airy as it gets.
Linen blocks in such a crisp way.
Jaala Spiro’s Meet Me at the Fair. Feather and fan is one of the all-time great stitch patterns for getting a lot of action with only a little work.
Even in summer, a little decoration is in order.
Baby needs a summer cardigan.
We need more clotheslines in our life.
Lean left, lean right, and before you know it: chevrons.
One Skein: A Stole by Katja Jordan. Another rectangle of drop-stitchin’ good times. Linen is really beautiful when worked in these drop stitches. Katja’s pattern gives tips on getting a tidy edge on this open, drop-stitch stole.
Finally, I cooked up a gradient Baktus last fall, “Mini Skein Fun: Freestyling a Gradient Scarf.” You ease from one color to the next by alternating rows in garter stitch. I wear this thing with a lot of happiness.
Skinny and drapey.
We are surprised at how many folks are ordering up the Mega Giant Super Ginormo Huge Bundle of all six sets of mini skeins. Surprised, but mostly filled with admiration. That’s a crayon box of 30 skeins of Euroflax linen. It’s a start, anyway.
The big box of Crayolas is 64, just saying.