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What to Make with Sock Yarn (besides socks)

Who doesn't love gorgeous skeins of hand dyed sock yarn? While creating a pair of socks is always a great small project, there are many other worthy designs to pursue. 

We've rounded up 10 of our favorite possibilities, below, and we've recommended some of our hand-dyed yarn for each one.

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Boho Chic "Mosaic Bracelets"  crochet pattern by Jennifer Renaud 

I love the look of these bracelets. Wouldn't they be cute with cut-off denim shorts and flip-flops? Or with a chambray dress?  

Our yarn recommendation for exceptional hand-knit arm-candy is our Bejeweled mini-skein set (shown below), which includes five great shades to mix and match for bracelets galore. Plus, this set ships for free in the USA!

bejeweled mini skein set
Bejeweled mini skeins 

Sock Arms sweater knitting pattern by Stephanie Lotven 

One could have so much fun creating interesting looks with different types of sock yarn. You could also add sleeves to an existing jersey t-shirt if you wanted to do a DIY hack. 

Our yarn recommendation for this sweater? Butterscotch as the main body, with Creme Brulee as the sleeves (photo below). It would be soooo pretty and soft. Chef's kiss!

butterscotch and creme brulee sock yarn from global backyard
Butterscotch & Creme Brulee 

Jelly Rings knitting pattern by Melody Johnson

These rings would make for a great baby shower gift, but I could also see creating a long chain and hanging them artfully on the wall as decor. A sophisticated colorway could look very chic as art, or a colorful one could be darling in a kids room, perhaps strung with lights. 

The yarn we recommend for this fun toy is definitely our Neon Nights mini skein set. Fun to knit with, and attention-grabbing for babies, too. Photo below.

Neon Nights mini-skein set

Rock It Tee knitting pattern by Tanis Lavallee

I really want to make myself some of these tee's in various yarns. What a perfect wardrobe staple. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

We are torn about which set of yarns to recommend for this sweater (there are so many good choices), but I'm going to go with our Silver Lining fade set and our Cherry Blossom peachy-pink tonal, below. 

Silver lining fade set with Cherry Blossom peachy pink sock yarn
Silver Lining & Cherry Blossom

Knot Today knitting pattern by Skeinanigans

I love the color build of the below tank, but this relaxed style would also be great in a tonal yarn. 

Hmmm, what yarn to use? I think a couple of our Green With Envy mini-skein sets would be fab. Plus you'll have some leftovers for some bracelets or scrunchies. 

green with envy mini skeins

Green with Envy minis

Desert Stroll crochet pattern by Knits N Knots 

This little crop top has a great neckline and the texture of the fabric would allow for a bra, too.  

We think this top would look super sweet knit in our Quarter to Midnight yarn, which is a rich and deep navy-ish blue.

quarter to midnight navy dark blue sock yarn
Quarter to Midnight

 Better Than Basic Ringer crochet pattern by Stephanie Erin 

What a cute way to use fingering weight yarn. I love the contrasting neckline and sleeves -- reminiscent of baseball tees. 


I think a FUN yarn combo would be our Pretty in Pink as the neck and sleeve accents, with our Confetti Cake variegated as the main event. Bonus: If you wanted to make the Desert Stroll tank (above), you should have enough Quarter to Midnight to make that, too. 

confetti cake and pretty in pink sock yarn combo
Confetti Cake & Pretty in Pink

En Route One-Skein Hat & Mittens knitting pattern by ForestCityKG Designs

Nice to have a hat and gloves in lighter fingering weight yarn. 



Our first thought on this project combo is our Lilac yarn. (Perhaps because it is somewhat like the project photos). Regardless, we think it would be lovely.

lilac sock yarn
Lilac sock yarn

Tesselate -- One Skein Summer Scarf knitting pattern by Michelle May

This pattern is so elegant with its combination of garter stitches and lace in a stacked triangle design. Simple but chic.

Again, the project photo dictates our yarn recommendation here. Our Thunderclap would be just right. Photo below.

Thunderclap sock yarn 

Mini Skein Infinity Scarf cowl knitting pattern by Julianne Cole

Love all the colors in this pretty infinity cowl. Endless opportunities to make it your own via interesting yarn choices.

Any of our mini-skeins would look terrific for this project. 

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