Shawls are such timeless pieces that can be worn with a pair of jeans or worn as an accessory piece for a night on the town. From basic and simple to awe inspiring, there are many patterns to choose from.
Typically requiring 400 to 600 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn, shawls and wraps bring not only warmth to our shoulders, but comfort and elegance.
Patterns for thought:
- Theory Shawlette by Jennifer Lang. This patterns includes both written instructions and a lace chart pattern, as well as a glossary and list of abbreviations used.
- Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau. This pattern is a little reversible shawl that is super quick to knit and perfect for that special ball of sock yarn or handspun that you’ve got hidden away in your stash.
- Maia Shoulderette and the Brandywine Shawl byRosemary Hill are beautiful in their own right and so very elegant to knit.
- Annis by Susanna IC. This pattern is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape is created by a unique set of short rows. Gorgeous when completed.
- Mara by Madelinetosh. This pattern is simple, yet very stunning when knitted in DK weight yarn.
- Bella Shawl by Lily Go. This pattern begins with stitches cast on for the lace edge along the two lower sides, then stitches are decreased to produce a triangle shape.
- Seawood Scarf by Grace Akhrem. Light and airy, this pattern offers two gauge and two yarn options.
- Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborne. This pattern is a triangular scarf version of the popular Springtime In Philadelphia Beret.
- Ginger Leaves Shawlette by Christina Wall. This pattern is a neckerchief or shawlette that begins at the neck center and is worked to the bottom edge.
- Moonlight Sonata Scarf by Shui Kuen Kozinski. This top-down, triangular shape scarf in two identical sections, uses the reversible motif called Sunspots from the Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns – Charted Knitting Designs by Barbara Walker.
- Wast Side Shawl by Gudrun Johnston. This gorgeous hand knit lacey shawl was created in beautiful Malabrigo Lace yarn featuring the Fern Lace stitch that is of Shetland origin. This pattern provides both written and charted instructions, as well as two size options.