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Mini Drama

Mini Drama

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Mini Drama - the mini-skein buster shawl knitting pattern

Here’s the thing with little skeins: if you don’t swatch with them, how can you plan a project? But if you swatch, you’ve used up lots of your yarn! Introducing Mini Drama, a flexible pattern for making the most of your mini skeins, half skeins, scraps, or gradient packs.

Mini Drama can be knit as a shawlette or a full-sized shawl depending on your stash, and some sections are adjustable to accommodate yarn usage. Optional tassels can be attached at the three points for extra flair, and the shawl is designed with a versatile linen stitch, making this pattern customizable to both your stash and your wardrobe needs. 


Mini Drama begins with a few stitches at the center top neck, and is worked flat to the points of the triangle. Specific instructions are provided to create the shawlette and the full-sized shawl.


Finished shawlette measurements: 52.5 inches / 130.5 cm wingspan; 23 inches / 58.5 cm deep.

Finished shawl measurements: 82 inches/ 208.5 cm wingspan; 36 inches / 91 cm deep.

Project size can be adjusted by working more or fewer rows and varying the stripe pattern.

Download the full schematic here.


Sample 1 (shawlette) shown in Sprinkled Fibers 2 Ply Fingering

75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 463 yds / 423 m per 100 g skein. This is a hand-dyed, 2-ply light fingering weight yarn.

Main color (MC): 260 yds / 240 m; 1 skein.

Contrasting colors (CC) (shown in a 5 mini skein gradient): 440 yds / 400 m; 5 mini skein set.

Sample 2 (full-sized shawl) shown in Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstopper: Intermission

75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 231 yds / 165 m per 50 skein. This is a hand-dyed, light fingering weight yarn.

MC (shown in Dust in the Wind): 890 yds / 810 m; 3 skeins.

CC (shown in Dirty Truce, Perfection, The Haunted Wood, Gothic Queen, and Vintage Sleigh Ride): 890 yds / 810 m; 5 skeins.


27 sts and 41 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in linen stitch.


US 6 / 4.0 mm


  • 1 Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle


  • Working directional increases
  • Working an i-cord edging


Tech Edit:  Heather Storta
Photography: Anna-Lisa Miller
Model: Jennifer Parroccini
Testers: Kelly, Tonya, Andrea, Leslie (Ravelry), Indira (Ravelry)

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