The first place to look though is one of the One-Skein Wonders books.There are also some fabulous ideas on Ravelry and Knitting Pattern Central.
15 Projects (knit or crochet):
- Reusable makeup remover pads or crocheted face pads.
- Dish scrubbers (or this one) or crocheted tawashis.
- Dishcloths. Seriously, just visit this website and try them all.
- Bath puff.
- Glasses case. Do a rib around the top to keep it closed.
- Pencil case. Sew on a zipper or make buttonholes to close it.
- Adult or child headband or ear warmer.
- Ipod, phone or Blackberry sock.
- Try knitted or crochet jewellery.
- Use it to test stitch swatches or gauge.
- Make a sachet for smaller items.
- Make shapes like hearts, flowers or squares.
- A coffee cup sleeve or mug sleeve.
- Strips for a leftover blanket. Knit long strips for a blanket in all of the leftover yarn then use a matching colour to piece it together.
- Belt for kids or adults!
10 Other ideas:
- If you have wool, try felted wool balls.
- Use it as scrap yarn to hold stitches.
- Use it as scrap yarn to sew up projects where the seam will not be visible.
- Use it to embroider a small design (heart, flower, basketball, initials, etc.) on clothing or accessories, for example, a shoe on a fabric shoe bag. Or, to embroider the edges of pillowcases or other household items in a straight stitch to add a little bit of detail.
- Use it to do a blanket stitch on the edges of a fleece blanket.
- Use it as ribbon to wrap up Xmas presents.
- Use it to create a crocheted neckline on a shirt.
- Wrap the yarn around wooden or styrofoam letters to spell words on the wall like this project on homemade by Jill.
- Yarn wigs for dolls, kids or adults.
- Pom poms. What about a pom pom garland?