Have you got lots of oddments of wool or scrap yarn? Are you unsure of what to use them for? Or perhaps you need some mini-skein pattern inspiration? Read on to discover 9 patterns especially designed for leftover yarn.

The Northeasterly Blanket

A modular blanket that can be knitted in double-knit scraps or oddments of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn. You can make your blanket as big or small as you like! I’ve linked to the designers YouTube below, but the pattern is available on Etsy or Ravelry.

Safe At Home Blanket

An aran weight blanket, knitted in strips using some intarsia, and then sewn together, with a border added after. I’ve linked to Margaret’s Instagram below, or click the link above to find out more.

The Slip, Slide, Splash Socks by Megan Williams

This pattern is part of a collection of four gorgeous sock patterns designed for using up sock yarn scraps. It only seems to be available on Ravelry at the moment – here’s the link.

Socks In Progress (Nimue) by Rachel Coopey

Another pattern for using up oddments of sock wool and created as a lockdown project. The pattern is available in Rachel’s Ravelry Store or you can follow along with her Instagram posts from 2020, where she gives the instructions across a series of posts.

Patience Cowl by Maddie Harvey

A large looped cowl, using small scraps of 4ply/fingering weight, weighing as little as 5g, designed by me. Find it here on Ravelry or here on Payhip.

Pic N Mix Cowl by Clare Hutchinson

A double-thickness colour-work cowl, worked in the round, using up all your oddments of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn, and originally published in Knitty in 2019 – find it here.

Winter Lights Shawl by Maddie Harvey

A 4ply/fingering-eight triangular shawl knitted in two halves, using either 10g each of six contrast colours or 20g each of three contrast colours. Available on Ravelry here or Payhip here.

Steggie Shawl by Noriko Ho

A striped asymmetric shawl that will use up every last bit of your leftover 4ply/fingering-weight yarn. Find it here on Ravelry or find Noriko on Instagram here.

Zastruga Shawl by Maddie Harvey

An asymmetric shawl using 20g each of five different colours in 4ply/fingering-weight yarn. Find it here on Ravelry or here on Payhip.

Want more ideas of what to make with leftover yarn? Have a read of my Mini-Skein Pattern Picks blog post.