Pattern Ideas: Summer Mini Sets & 50g BFL Fingering Sets


 

Today's the day! Two new summery mini sets are joining the shop today, one with summer brights and one filled to the brim with neutrals. Each one contains five hand-picked core collection colourways.

 

 

Summer Lovin' features: Hot Damn, Obnoxious Bus, Unpearable, Teal's a Party, and Deep Sea

Carpe Diem features: Latte, Succexy, Linger, Nimbus, and Slate. 

 

 

Mini sets are great for building your stash, adding a pop of colour to any project, or creating a dynamic fade. Loads of patterns can easily be altered to feature a mini set instead of a solid yarn with a few simple tricks.

 

 Yarn Details:

 

BFL Fingering 50g Set

Merino Sock Mini Set

100% untreated bluefaced leicester wool

80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon

825 yards/750 meters total

165 yards/150 meters per skein

356 yards/335 meters total

73 yards/67 meters per skein

250g total

50g per skein

100g total

20g per skein

 

Here are some pattern suggestions designed with mini skeins in mind to get you started!

Patterns Ideal for one Merino Sock Mini Set: 

Robbie Laughlin's Vaporcloud

 Robbie Laughlin is a Toronto based designer and the author of Architexture: Shape and Surface. Vapourcloud is a shawl designed for five 20g mini skeins and would work great with a Merino Sock Mini Set.

 

 Kacey Knits' Leftover City Cowl

 This colourful cowl is an excellent stashbusting or mini skein project, it features a simple stranded colourwork design, paired with easy yet striking stripes. 

 

Pip & Pin's Sprocket Socks

The pattern was designed with a set of five 20g mini skeins in mind, and makes a super cute pair of graphic socks. 

  

Patterns Ideal for a BFL Fingering 50g Skein Set:

Stephen West's Vertices Unite

This shawl has been in my own queue for months! The small size can be knit with one BFL Fingering 50g Set and is a great way to experiment with colour. 

 

Patterns that use a mini set, plus a full skein or more:

Tamy Gore's Colour Craze Cowl 

A colour-filled graphic cowl that would be perfect for a Merino Sock Mini Set + some stashbusting! If you have about 50g of sock yarn in a co-ordinating or contrasting colour, you're all set to make this colourful cowl.

 

KnitBoop Design's Accidental Adventure Cowl

This colourful design is available for free and needs two contrasting full size skeins of fingering weight merino, plus a Mini Set. It's designed with six mini skeins in mind, but with a bit of finessing and simple math it can be modified for five.

 

Andrea Mowry's Junction Sweater 

This cozy sweater features a range of techniques and is available in a 32.5"-67.5" bust with 0-5" of ease. It calls for 200-440 yards of a contrast colour. A BFL Fingering 50g set contains 825 yards total, so you'd be set to knit any size with yarn to spare for a second project. (Mackworth uses a small amount of yarn for the contrasting colours, and works up beautifully in BFL Fingering.)

 

 Two Merino Sock Mini Sets. Left - Carpe Diem, Right - Summer Lovin'