Shawls for Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns
These shawls and wraps are designed for bulky, chunky, or super bulky yarn, yet they also feature a versatility of design with cables, lace, and textured stitches that you might not have know you could get with heavier weight yarn. Most of the patterns are free.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
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
Textured Triangle Shawl
Oversized lace shawl is a quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Diane K. Moyer
Lala’s Simple Shawl
This super easy triangle shawl features simple texture and lace that is great for showcasing multi-color yarn or stash busting. Designed for bulky yarn, the pattern can easily be adapted to other weights of yarn. Designed by Laura Linneman. Pictured project by troubleclef
Seven Eighty Five
Easy knitting pattern with a simple 10 row repeat designed for bulky yarn by Cheryl Erlandson
Simple Lace Shawl
Easy shawl is knit in three panels in bulky yarn. Designed to work with multi-color yarn. Pictured project by twinklespin
Jocelyn Tunney designed this lace shawl for bulky yarn.
Joy of Fall Shawl
This triangle lace shawl by DROPS Design uses super bulky yarn so it’s quick to knit. Pictured project by Buckfast
Designed by Isabell Kraemer after the striped toffee candy, this shawl is knit in bulky yarn.
Designed by Terry L. Ross in bulky yarn, this easy shawl features a lapel and a reversible stitch pattern.
Dropped and Found Wrap
Easier than it looks, this warm wrap by Jessie At Home uses dropped stitches woven back together in larger stitches to create texture and an interesting detail. Great with multi-color yarn. Pictured project by dontpokeme311
Woodland Ruana Wrap
The bulky yarn makes this shawl cozy and quick to knit, while the easy eyelet 6 row repeat gives it texture that works great with multi-colored yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser.
Shell Stitch and Eyelets Shawl
I knit a version of this shawl in bulky variegated yarn for my mother — it was gorgeous. Pictured project by yarn-yakker.
High Fructose Shawl
Lace shawl in bulky yarn weight with larger needles. Designed by Jocelyn Tunney
Candle Flame Shawl
Designed by Dean Crane, this pattern is designed for bulky yarn and larger needles. Pictured project by JandJB
Nora Gaughan’s lace shawl is knit in squares with bulky yarn and large needles. Pictured project by Dille
Meghan Jones designed this easy rectangular wrap in chunky yarn that features loads of texture and a shawl collar worked in garter stitch with picot look edge. Get the recommended yarn on the pattern page. Pictured project by emeania
Borealis Mitered Shawl
Kristin Omdahl designed this shawl with a doubled ruffled edge. Perfect for self-striping or multi-color yarn.
Elke Becker designed this cresent shawl for bulky weight yarn. While the design itself is simple to achieve, Elke wrote her pattern in a style that isn’t detailed. UnwindYarns has provided additional detailed instructions for those who need it. The pictured project is by EspaceTricot | Get the free knitting pattern | Additional detailed instructions| Get the bulky yarn for this pattern at Annie’s
Patterns for Purchase
Love the texture of this shawl! Knit in bulky yarn with simple, clean lines. Finished Blocked Dimensions: 57” wide X 27” depth
This rectangular shawl / stole is cozy all year round.
97 Breeze Shawl
Triangular lace shawl designed by Devrie Metcalf for light bulky or aran yarn.
The easy-to-remember chevron pattern is reversible, and the natural bulky yarn makes for a luxurious stole.
Grand Palais Shawl
A knitted-on lace edging finishes a bulky garter-stitch triangle. At 74″ long, it can also be worn as a scarf. Designed by Tanis Gray. Pictured project by masaknits
Bristol Ivy’s generous shawl uses Vine Lace to invoke her inspiration of a mountain trail. One of 18 patterns in Interweave’s Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves, & Shawls
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.
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!