We can’t resist a mini-skein pack of fingering weight yarn. And apparently, others can’t either. This year, countdown calendars from indie dyers were plentiful and makers clamored to get their needles on 24 pieces of holiday cheer.  Today, we share four Fingering Weight Mini Skein Projects so that you can cast on with your newly acquired mini skeins as you collect them.

Also, check out our newest guide: Fingering Weight Mini Skein Pattern Guide

Radvent Cardigan by Ambah O’Brien

Who said mini skeins were only suitable for small projects? Ambah O’Brien’s Radvent Cardigan proves that mini skeins can go along way. Designed for collections of 12 mini skeins (or 1271-2187 yards) of fingering weight yarn, this cardigan has a deep v-neckline and batwing sleeves. Knit it from side to side, using contrasting colors for the cuff, collar, and hem. If a cardigan isn’t on your to-knit list, check out the designer’s other “rad” advent-themed projects.

Amani by Tamy Gore

In partnership with Woolberry Fiber Co and its 2020 Sunday Advent, designer Tamy Gore has released the Amani shawl. Worked with three colors of fingering weight yarn – in under 300 yards each – Amani combines two-color brioche with syncopated brioche and simple eyelets for a triangle shawl full of texture and interest.

AdventUrous Scarf by Toni Lipsey

Pick up a crochet hook and 13 fingering weight mini skeins (or 1040 yards) to create this long and colorful scarf from designer Toni Lipsey. Use Tunisian crochet to create stripes with each new color of yarn you come across in your advent calendar.

Hearten Cowl by Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade has released her annual mini skein project, the Hearten Cowl. Use fingering weight mini skeins to create rows of color that layer on top of each other to create a loose-fitting cowl that gathers around your neck.