Textured Shawl Knitting Patterns
The beauty of these shawls comes from the texture created by different stitch patterns. Most are very easy patterns, showing that you don’t have to have a complicated pattern to create a lovely shawl. The patterns often use heavier weight yarn as well for a faster knit. For more shawl patterns visit
Free Knitting Patterns
Easy Peazy Shawl
Megan Delorme designed this triangle shawl with alternating sections of simple lace, stockinette and reverse stockinette to show off texture and color.
Log Cabin Shawl
The amazing Nora Gaughan’s shawl design was inspired by traditional quilt patterns. Though it may look as though the pieces are sewn together, this shawl is worked seamlessly by picking up stitches. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Pictured project by JoanneCarol
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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
Designed by Anniken Allis, this easy semi-circular shawl features a crossed stitch on a garter stitch background. Knitted on large needles in worsted weight yarn, it creates a soft and drapey fabric. Width (wingspan): 62 inches but can easily be customized. | Get the free knitting pattern and see more pics | Get the recommended yarn on Etsy
Cabled Button Wrap
Designed by Erika Flory, this shawl is a quick and easy introduction to cables. Three buttons make it adjustable. | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the worsted weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
Old Shale Shawl
I love this design by Madelinetosh. Who knew garter stitch could look so elegant! Worked from the top down and trimmed with a pleated border, this flexible pattern can be worked larger for a full-sized shawl or smaller for a petite shawlette. The picture is from the project by Renee Knits Too | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the recommended yarn Madelinetosh DK on Etsy
Designed by Orlane Designs, this triangle shawl “pattern” is more a set of instructions than a strict pattern, but it is easy to follow and adapt. | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the DK yarn for this project at Annie’s
Truly Tasha’s Shawl
Designed by Nancy Bush | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the yarn used in the pictured project by Knittimo
Designed by Nora Gaughan, this pattern for a chevron texture stole in worsted weight yarn is charted. Width: 14.5 inches Length: 84 inches. The first picture on the pattern page is not appealing — I can’t imagine why they used it — but the other pictures of the wrap show how nice it is. | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the worsted weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
Celtic Cables Wrap
Cables and seed stitch make this shawl by Yarnspirations luxurious but simple to knit. Approx 14” x 60” [35.5 x 152.5 cm]
Carol’s Clever Little Shawl
Carol Sanders based this design on an historic 1800’s shawl.
Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 21 x 54″ [53.5 cm x 137 cm] (excluding fringe).
I Want That Wrap
Carolyn Kinghorn designed this textured wrap with buttons on the shoulders so it easily converts to a poncho when buttoned. | Get the free knitting pattern | Get the worsted weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
Designed by Svetlana Kolesova.
Patterns for Purchase
This cable triangular shawl is 58″ W x 24″ D.
Rectangular Aran wrap
Cabled stole is worked sideways to the required length.
Elegant, versatile, bold and glamorous, this wrap is knit in worsted weight yarn.
Fanned: Three Fans Shawl
This exquisite shawl for lace yarn is of 17 projects in Olga Pobedinskaya’s Knitting Pleats: Stunning Garments and Accessories book.
Claire’s Shaulette Cape
Inspired by a favorite historical fantasy heroine.
A textured triangle shawl knitting pattern worked in worsted weight yarn, Texelle is a sampler of textured knitting stitches allowing you to practice – or learn – a variety of non-lace stitches. Perfect for advanced beginners on up, and beautiful worked in semisolid hand-dyed/painted wools or wool blends.
This cozy wrap is a combination of seed stitch with a plaited cable pattern that resembles an oscillating line. No need to tie because there is a pull-through pocket in one of the ends.