Fabulous Knitting Patterns for Yarn Scraps and Mini Skeins

I love the versatility of smaller lengths of leftover knitting wool, so I wanted to create a list of fabulous knitting patterns for yarn scraps and mini skeins. This post was inspired by the ADVENTurous Wrap KAL currently going on that my friends are participating in. I’ll write all about it when I’m back in a couple weeks, but first, here are some patterns so you’re ready for some holiday knitting.

I have a 2019 post Patterns to Use with Mini Skeins & Yarn Advent Calendar Sets,with an exhaustive list of patterns organised by what kind of mini skeins or sets work best.


Patterns that Love Mini Skeins & Scraps

I focused the list on accessories, some of which include a main skein as a neutral to ground the pattern, but many could be done entirely in scraps.

Mini skeins and leftover yarn. What to knit with them on evinok.com


Any pattern from Knitting with Rainbows by Carol Feller

Any pattern from Color Packs & Stash Scraps by Nicole Montgomery

MegaMini Scarf by Julie-Ann Amos

Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart (from Knitvent)

PEEP Show by Laura Rasmussen

The Long Skinny by Webster Street Knittery

Mini Skein Infinity Scarf by Julieanne Cole

Compass Arrow Shawl by Stephanie Shiman

Mini-Skein Striped Socks – Toe Up by Xenia Baxter

Wingspan by maylin Tri’Coterie Designs

Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel

Tool Box Cowl by Adventure Du Jour Designs

Mini Meltdown by Rachel Henry

Reverb Shawl by Felicia Lo

Asante by Lynn Di Cristina

Diane by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Leftovers/Minis with a Full Neutral Skein:

On the Spice Market (shawl) by Melanie Berg

Rocky Mountain Rainbow (shawl) by Jennifer Beever

Dragonfly Shawl by Regina Schoenfeldt

Daunt (long cowl) by Kino Knits

Colourful Geometry (scarf) by Petra Machová Kouřilová

Softly Spoken by Janina Kallio

Leftie by Martina Behm

Mini Stripe Cowl by Angie Kimel

Take It All by Lisa Hannes

Time Trades by Caitlin Hunter

Buccaneer by Justyna Lorkowska

Surprise Party Shawl by Helen Stewart

Color Spell by Joji Locatelli

Mighty Mini by Rachel Henry

My Rainbow Heart by Stephanie Lotven

Infinite Rainbow Cowl by Connie Santisteban


Countless Leftovers/Mini Skeins:

the beekeeper’s quilt by tiny owl knits

Memory blanket by Georgie Nicolson

Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24

Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang


Not Designed for Minis, but Works Well

Citron by Hilary Smith Callis  (470 yards)

Falling Petals Lace Shawl by Evin Bail O’Keeffe (go up needle size for sock weight and make a gigantic wrap)

Madeline Shawl by Kate Jackson

Rockin’ Rows by Martina Behm

Rings of Rings Cowl by Lisa R. Myers

Related EvinOK Posts

If you want a few new sock mini skeins to mix into your existing leftovers, I listed some fun ones in my December Knitmas post. Or you could imitate the Holiday Yarn ladies, from my ADVENTurous Wrap post, and do a small group mini skein swap in which you each buy a certain number of full skeins then one member breaks those down into equal mini skeins.


What have you knit lately with mini skeins? Do you have leftovers you don’t know what to do with – or have you found some fun destashing patterns, like Marseille did with the mini granny squares or Leftie? Do tell!

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