Easy Shawl Knitting Patterns
These shawl patterns were labeled by designers or knitters as easy to work. Many are stockinette or garter with decorative borders or simple colorwork.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Simple Lace Triangle Shawl
This easy shawl features rows of eyelets in stockinette that showcases ombre or multi-color yarn. Designed by Cathy Payson.
Handspun Boomerang Shawl
Natasha Sills’ shawl couldn’t be easier. Use any yarn, any gauge (though she recommends handspun yarn in loose gauge.) You start with 4 stitches then repeat 2 rows until you which the size you want or run out of yarn. For striping, switch yarns with each 2 row repeat. Cast on 4 sts. Row 1: Knit to last stitch, yarn over, knit into the front and back of the last stitch Row 2: Yarn over, knit to last 2 sts, knit 2 together.
Kimberlees Korner’s easy shawl is knit in garter stitch. The pattern is an easy to remember 10 row repeat that increases the shawl size and creates the scalloped edges.
My First Lace Shawl
Jolanda Schneider provides 29 pages of instructions and photo tutorials to help you knit your first lace shawl (or next lace shawl!)
Beth Richardson’s simple garter stitch shawl is easy enough for beginners and a great use for multi color yarn.
Braid and Eyelet Shawl
Susan Gressman’s asymmetrical shawl features a garter stitch and cable braid which alternates with sections of simple eyelet.
Spearmint Tea Shawl
Kateryna Golovanova’s shawl is designed for color changing yarn. The shawl starts with stockinette sections separated by purl rows and finishes up with a simple lace border.
Lisa Mutch’s shawl is simple, stockinette, triangle with the addition of ridges for textural contrast.
Easy Knit Shawl
This easy shawl is knit garter stitch with a lace border. Designed with self-striping or multi-colored yarn in mind.
Gena Wich’s design is a two row repeat interspersed with garter stitch with not shaping.
Criss Cross Shawl
Dirk Gerngross’s design features a rib structure knitted in right-left ribs and semi-brioche.
Patterns for Purchase
A very easy pattern for a triangular shawl designed by Judy Stalus. Knit from the tip of the triangle it is easy to make a small scarf or a large shawl. Pattern is appropriate for a beginner.
Constructed of two contrasting triangles, this bright and airy shawl is knit in one piece. It is shaped using short rows over stockinette and a simple knit-two-together, yarn-over lace pattern.
Margaret Dashwood Shawl
This shawl inspired by Jane Austen’s character is knit from side to side in garter stitch and lace edging. It is one of the patterns in the book Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012
The pattern is only 4 rows of basic knitting stitches repeated until you reach the required length. This makes it a very enjoyable knitting experience and VERY satisfying as it’s quick and easy but with beautiful results.
Cozy Triangular Shawl
Knit on size U.S. 10.5 needles in a washable worsted weight wool blend yarn, it is quick and fun to knit. This piece does not require constant focus in order to knit it well and the stitch patterns involved are very easy to understand and work.
This design by Hilary Smith Callis is a modern triangular wrap knit all in Garter Stitch with patterns and shaping that are easy to memorize, Because of the graphic intersection of the stripes, this will give you a different look each you wrap it.