One Skein Shawl Knitting Patterns
These shawls and shawlettes are designed with one skein of yarn. Most can be adapted for larger sizes with more yarn.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
This shawl was designed to showcase variegated colorways and to use one skein of variegated yarn though it looks spectacular in solid colors and larger sizes as well. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Designed by Noora Laivolay. Pictured project by zpurls who used one skein (435yards) for the project and added a simple crocheted edge.
Stormy Sky Shawl
Designed for that one skein of special yarn! This asymmetrical shawl alternates sections of dropped stitches, eyelet lace, and garter stitch to showcase multi-colored yarn in skewed triangle. Easy to memorize. Designed by Life Is Cozy.Pictured project by River Poet who used one skein of Malabrigo yarn (420 yards) for the project.
Simple Lace Triangle Shawl
This easy shawl takes just one skein of the recommended yarn and features rows of eyelets in stockinette that showcases ombre or multi-color yarn. Designed by Cathy Payson.
Lovely lace shawl with an eyelet zigzag border. The original project used one skein of fingering yarn – 383 yards – but there is a larger size version. Available in English and French. Designed by collete audrey.
Feather and Fan Shawl
Lace rectanglular wrap that is rated easy by most of the Ravelrers. About 18 x 51 in. (45.5 x 129.5 cm). Perfect for multi-color yarn.Uses 518 yards (474 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand yarn.
198 yds. of Heaven Shawl
Lace triangular shawlette designed for Aran weight yarn that can be adapted for different weights of yarn and sizes. Designed by Christy Verity. Pictured project by Dilshani who used 218 yards / one skein of worsted weight yarn.
Age of Brass and Steam Wrap
Very easty triangular shawlette that can easily be made larger with more stockinette and garter ribbed eyelet sections. Designed by Orange Flower Yarn for DK yarn but can easily use worsted or fingering weight. Pictured project by knittimo who used one skein of sock yarn and added beads and some additional sections. Available in English, German, and Italian.
One Skein Elk Tooth Shawl
Shawl in three sections of stockinette, lace, and seed stitch. Designed by Caitlin ffrench for sport yarn but could be adapted ot other weights. Pictured project by OrangeJellyfish who used one skein of sport yarn. Looks great in variegated yarn!
Cinnamon Grace One Skein Shawl
Easy crescent shawl with stockinette body and eyelet border designed for 400 – 440 yards (366 – 402 m) of sport yarn though I’m sure you could adapt for other weights. Designed by Katie Harris. Pictured project by Wondermoehre who used less than a skein of sock yarn instead. Available in English and Hungarian. Looks great in variegated yarn!
Hilary Smith Callis’s easy shawlette features ruffles and ruching to add dressy details and uses just one skein of the recommended yarn.
3 sections of different lace patterns showcase ombre or multi-color yarn. Uses one skein of fingering yarn containing 415 – 430 yards (379 – 393 m). Designed by Jaala Spiro for KnitCircus. Pictured project by Knitaway1111
Regina Marie One Skein Shawl
This crescent shawlette features a border of cables, dayflower lace, and a leafy edging using a method of keeping live stitches on the needle that eliminates the need to pick up stitches. Uses just 300 yards of lace weight yarn. Perfect for a small skein of multi-color yarn. Designed by Sara Huntington Burch
Taina One Skein Shawl
This triangular shawl is knit from one corner to the long edge on the opposite side in garter stitch and eyelet rows. Designed by Eeva Kesäkuu for one skein of sock yarn 420 – 547 yards (384 – 500 m) or more if you want a larger shawl. Pictured project by JujuBulleEtMaille
Close to You Shawl
Designed as one skein project (though you can use more for a larger shawl), this simple triangular shawl is knit with garter stitch and a eyelet zigzag border. Designed by Justyna Lorkowska. Great with multi-colored yarn! Pictured project by SerendipityStitch
The Pale Lady
This lace openwork capelet wrap is designed to use a single 100g skein of fingering weight yarn. The shawl is just wide enough to go around the shoulders and be fastened with a shawl pin. Designed by Noora Laivola
Light and Up Shawl
Caroline Wiens designed this easy to knit shawl with eyelets. The shawl is made of one skein of fingering weight yarn on larger size needles. It’s great for variegated yarn! Uses 400 – 440 yards (366 – 402 m) of fingering yarn.
Inspired by birch trees, this shawl features a decorative border of diamond lace motifs and a few simple cables. Designed for worsted, DK, or fingering yarn, the pictured shawl was knit if with 1 skein of DK yarn, 400 yards. Designed by Susanna IC
Glitz at the Ritz Shawl
Helen Stewart’s lovely lace shawlette is designed specifically to be knitted from just one skein of sock weight yarn. Add beads for extra glamour.
One Ball Shawl
Make this elegant leaf lace shawl with just one ball of Shimmer yarn!
This crescent shaped lace shawlette features a triple picot bind off. It’s knit with a single skein of the recommended yarn. Designed by Rhiannon McCulloch
Sedona Triangle One Skein Shawl
Easy shawl with eyelet increases and some purl rows for texture. Perfect for multi-color yarn.Uses 518 yards (474 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand yarn.
Basketweave Lace Shawlette
Riin Gill designed this pattern that’s easy to memorize and knit while watching TV. Full size shawl version also available. One skein of the recommended yarn is enough for the shawlette. Two skeins for the shawl.
Patterns for Purchase
Silver Spoon Shawl
The Silver Spoon One Skein Shawl is traditional triangle shawl knit from the neck to the long edge. The Silver Spoon One Skein Shawl has a knit-on border which means it’s not necessary to bind off 185+ stitches at once! 50 inches wide by 22 inches long after blocking. Used 100 grams 440 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Right Triangle Shawl
The shifting of the two pattern stitches—welt and lace—form two smaller triangles inside the right-triangle shape. Uses one skein of the recommended yarn – 518 yards (474 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Holli Yeoh. One of the patterns in Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2016
Damson One Skein Shawl
Easy DK yarn lace triangular shawl knit in one skein of DK weight – 330 yards (302 m). 52 inches wide by 23 inches long after blocking. Designed by Michelle Miller. Pictured project by abtotx. Etsy page shows a plum colored version. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
Flambe One Skein Shawl
Flambe One Skein Shawl knits up quickly with only one skein of sock yarn – 321 yards.
Kitten One Skein Shawl
A crescent shaped lace shawl with some ‘new’ techniques for yarn overs. Uses just one skein of lace yarn.
White Dwarf One Skein Shawl Kit
This cable shawlette kit comes with the pattern and one skein of Orion yarn. 20 colorways available or you can order a custom colorway. Appx. 45” wide across top x 19” deep at point but easily adjustable.
Snow Flower Shawl
This lace crescent shawl features a snow flower lace pattern (a 12-row repeat of garter, eyelets and stockinette) and uses one skein of the recommended yarn – 518 yards (474 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by by Zabeth Loisel-Weiner. One of the patterns in Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2016. Pictured project by brynn-elizabeth
This lovely lace shawlette takes just one skein of fingering / sock yarn but the pattern includes options for making a larger version, using different weights of yarn, and adding beads. Great for multi-color yarn
Easy scarf or capelet featuring eyelet shaping and a fabulous ruffled border uses just one skein of the recommended yarn. Designed by Jean Clement, this pattern is one of the 53 patterns in the book Easy as 1-2-3 Skeins.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!