Sock knitters looking for a fun project should pre-order a skein of “Despicable Me”-themed self-striping yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings and join the Despicable Socks KAL on Ravelry. You might also want to head over to the Invictus Yarns Etsy shop, where self-striping yarns in a bunch of bright colorways are available.
If, like me, you’ve resisted the temptation to start knitting socks (getting stuck on “sleeve island” can be hard enough) there are still some great accessories and garments you can make without having to change colors. Here are just some of the non-sock patterns that pair well with these yarns:
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Noro Silk Garden Indoor Beanie by Britta Kremke
Kary’s Chevron Scarf by Kary Jarred
Ruffled Baktus Scarf by Louise Felice
Double Stripe Cowl by Joy McMillan
Wingspan by Maylin Tri’Coterie Designs
Stripe Study by Veera Välimäki (Use self-striping yarn with a solid for a slightly different effect.)
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
Add some of your own suggestions, including links to your projects, in the comments! If you’re on Pinterest, check out the board for this post, with more patterns to be added in the future.