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! Enter Mini Drama, a flexible pattern for making the most of your mini skeins, half skeins, scraps, or gradient packs.
Mini Drama starts with a few stitches at the top back neck, and is worked out and down into a triangle.
Specific instructions are provided to create a shawlette and a full-sized shawl. Also included are tips for creating a shawl of any size.
The shawlette-sized project, 23" (58.5 cm) from neck to the tip of the triangle, and with a 51.5" (130.5 cm) wingspan, is written for a 5 skein mini gradient set and a full-sized skein for the main color. Shown here in Sprinkled Fibers fingering weight yarn.
The shawl-sized project, 36" (91 cm) from neck to the tip of the triangle, and with a 82" (130.5 cm) wingspan, uses half-sized skeins. Shown here in Showstopper: Intermission, from Leading Men Fiber Arts.
ALL ABOUT LINEN STITCH
Linen stitch is created by slipping every other stitch so that your yarn creates a woven fabric with very little stretch, tons of body, and beautiful drape. It's the perfect stitch for showcasing a special yarn because it's subtle and not distracting, and nuances and speckles pop on the flat, smooth surface.
Note, some tester links lead to Ravelry pages.
Tech Edit: Heather Storta
Photography: Anna-Lisa Miller
Sample 1 (coral and teal gradient)
Yarn: Sprinkled Fibers
Earrings: Isabel Vassiliadis
Sample 2 (saturated tonals)
Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts
Earrings: Marisa Herron