Free knitting patterns for shawls knit with diamond motifs in cables, lace, and color. Most of the patterns are free.
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Square shawl with with a variety of lace patterns including diamonds, chevrons, zigzags, eylet flowers, and more. Lace weight yarn. K3065BC J designed by Dorte Rønnov for BC Garn.
Dotted Diamonds Shawl
Rectangular shawl with main section of mosaic diamonds in easy slip stitch colorwork (one color yarn per row) bordered with zigzag chevron lace. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Michael Harrigan.
Semi-circular lace shawl with diamond lace design and eyelet striped diamond edges. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Maria Grazia Berno.
Rose Lace Shawl
Rectangular stole with diamond lace design. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Nazli Gelin Design Team .
Diamond Ruana Shawl
Easy poncho shawl hybrid knit in garter stitch with eyelet diamonds. Knit flat with 2 long panels and then seamed together. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
Diamond Back Triangle Shawl
This striking garter stitch shawl starts with a diamond in alternating stripes of contrasting self-striping (or solid) yarn. Then the side wings are knit in garter stitch and a contrasting border is added. There is a lot of picking up stitches in the construction but otherwise very easy. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
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Rectangular shawl knit in 3 sections featuring Diamond With Bobble Cable framed by Twin Rope cables and finished with fringe. Written instructions and charts. Designed by Kathy Zimmerman for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Rectangular color blocked shawl knit with interlocking cable diamonds that flow into a zigzag design at the ends. Designed by Filipa Carneiro for Rosarios. Sport weight yarn. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Rectangular shawl with repeating waves of lace. Perfect for weddings or special events. Designed by Kieran Foley. Pictured project by Graylake
Patterns for Purchase
Top-down Faroese Shaped shawl. The increases at the beginning of the shawl form shoulders that help it stay in place. Choose to knit in Aran or DK gauge, and garter stitch or stockinette. Designed by Rachel McKinney.
Patterns for Purchase
The center panel framed by curving wings was inspired by Faroese shawls and creates a shape that sits nicely on your shoulders or wrapped around your neck. The diamond texture stitch is both written and charted. Designed by Kira K Designs.
Diamonds for Amélie Shawl
A beautiful lace creates eye-catching diamonds on this elegant triangular shawl knit sideways. The lace section is created with 3 different lace motifs that transition seamlessly from and into each other. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured projects by the designer and Candylola. Fingering weight yarn.