A variety of shawl patterns including lace, textured, easy, one skein, and more. Updated 6/6/2023
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Stockinette shawl with wavy lace border. Designed by Annika Andrea Wolke. Pictured projects by the designer and Banuknits. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Tree of Light Shawl
Exquisite triangular lace shawl by Cordula Surmann-Schmitt
Lace shawl with shoulder shaping that keeps the shawl in place. that sits on the shoulders and stay there. Designed by Sandi Wiseheart. Pictured project by carrieoke who knit it as a wedding shawl.
Asymmetrical triangular shawl knit lengthwise, using short rows for shaping. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Little Waves Shawl
This asymmetric shawl features a seafoam drop stitch pattern in self-striping yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Christina Danaee for Red Heart
Nancy and Judy Shawl
Sections of twisted stitches alternate with lace in stitch patterns from Barbara Walker’s Treasuries. Pattern includes both chart and written instructions. Designed by Heather Zoppetti.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get Barbara Walker’s Stitch Treasuries on Amazon
Chevron Cloud Shawl
Two contrasting textures of yarn add interest to this chevron stripe lace shawl by Espace Tricot. When you click on the free pattern link, scroll down the page to the pattern link.
Designed for DK yarn by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Designed by Caryl Pierre, this leaf lace wrap is the perfect cover for summer dresses or tops.
More Free Patterns
Shell Stitch and Eyelets Shawl
Easy triangular shawl. I knit this pictured version of this shawl in bulky variegated yarn for my mother.
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.
Designed by Rachel Henry at Classic Elite for sport-weight yarn.
Windlass combines dropped stitches and easy elongated stitches in a top-down triangular shawl in a design by Amy Palmer.
Lace shawlette designed by Emily Wessel.
This easy shawl features a 4 row repeat lace pattern by Lorna Miser that knits up quickly. Pictured project by dorriesiobhan
One Ball Shawl
Make this elegant leaf lace shawl with just one ball yarn!
V-Shaped Shoulder Shawl
Designed by Terry L. Ross in bulky yarn, this shawl features a lapel and a reversible stitch pattern.
by Christelle Nihoul
Designed by Isabell Kraemer after the striped toffee candy, this shawl is knit in bulky yarn.
With its clever stitches, the Imposter’s Shawl mimics woven and crochet work, but it is truly knitted from start to finish including the scalloped edge. Designed by Fancy Tiger Crafts. Pictured project by knitwit50. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Patterns for Purchase
Stunning triangular shawl with asymmetrical sections of lace spilling over the shawl’s edge. 3 sizes created by number of repeats. Can be knit with one skein of fingering weight yarn. Inspired by subterranean waterways, it also reminds me of wings, especially dragon wings. Designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Pearled Frost Shawl
Triangle shaped shawl worked top down Wrong side rows have simple patterning. Use either charts or the full written instructions, which also include a gauge swatch section. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, on a limited basis. Designed by Melanie Rice. Worsted weight yarn.
Jo's Pride Hooded Shawl
Lace shawl knit from the bottom up to the top of the hood. Shoulder shaping produces an excellent fit. This pattern is both written out and charted. This shawl was designed as a tribute to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott as a garment that might have been worn by Jo as an evening coverup in those Civil War days. Instructions included for adding beads. Designed by Sivia Harding. 2 sizes. Fingering weight yarn.
Mauve and Dangerous (Chanteuse) Shawl
Romantic double layered ruffled shawl features a top layer of draped fabric edged with eyelets and ruffles and fastened with tassels. The back drapes softly like a glamourous gown. Fingering weight yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wendelika Cline.
Fallen Cloud Shawl
Beautiful cables and lace create an elegant border on this warm & cosy triangular shawl. Worked sideways in a mix of garter stitch, cables and lace in worsted weight yarn makes it a quick and engaging knit. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured project by beckyswaff
Feather Stitch Shawl
This lace shawl is perfect for summer evenings. The designer lets knitters sell the finished shawls.
No longer free! Lace shawl by Gisela Beyer
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
A light rectangle scarf or wrap in 2 sizes featuring an easy-to-work stitch pattern with a rolling cadence. Yarn also available on pattern site.