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Shawls for Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 7, 2016 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Shawls knit with bulky or chunky weight yarn. Most patterns are free.

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Textured Triangle Shawl

Textured Triangle Shawl

Oversized lace shawl is a quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Diane K. Moyer

Free Knitting Pattern for Lala's Simple Shawl

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Seven Eighty Five Wrap

Seven Eighty Five

Easy knitting pattern with a simple 10 row repeat designed for bulky yarn by Cheryl Erlandson

Free Knitting Pattern for Simple Lace Shawl

Simple Lace Shawl

Easy shawl is knit in three panels in bulky yarn. Designed to work with multi-color yarn. Pictured project by twinklespin

Free Knitting Pattern for Dosseret Lace Shawl in Bulky Yarn

Dosseret Shawl

Jocelyn Tunney designed this lace shawl for bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Collared Shawl

Collared Shawl

Jodi Snyder designed this easy shawl with a cozy stylish collar that’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Joy of Fall Shawl

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

Free knitting pattern for Muh Muhs Shawl

Muh-muhs Shawl

Designed by Isabell Kraemer after the striped toffee candy, this shawl is knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Shoulder Shawl

Shoulder Shawl

Designed by Terry L. Ross in bulky yarn, this easy shawl features a lapel and a reversible stitch pattern.

Get the free pattern at Ravelry

Get the yarn recommended by the designer

Free Knitting Pattern for Dropped and Found Wrap

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Woodland Ruana Wrap

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.

Free Knitting Pattern Shell Stitch and Eyelets Shawl

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for High Fructose Shawl

High Fructose Shawl

Lace shawl in bulky yarn weight with larger needles. Designed by Jocelyn Tunney

Free Knitting Pattern for Candle Flame Shawl

Candle Flame Shawl

Designed by Dean Crane, this pattern is designed for bulky yarn and larger needles. Pictured project by JandJB

Free Knitting Pattern for Valdai Shawl

Valdai Shawl

Nora Gaughan’s lace shawl is knit in squares with bulky yarn and large needles. Pictured project by Dille

Free Knitting Pattern for Chunky Lace Wrap

Knit Wrap

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Borealis Mitered Shawl

Borealis Mitered Shawl

Kristin Omdahl designed this shawl with a doubled ruffled edge. Perfect for self-striping or multi-color yarn.

Wombat textured shawl free knitting pattern and more free textured shawl knitting patterns at

© EspaceTricot

Wombat Shawl

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 patternAdditional detailed instructionsGet the bulky yarn for this pattern at Annie’s

And use code EA15NOW for 15% Off at Annie’s

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern Cindersmoke Shawl


Love the texture of this shawl! Knit in bulky yarn with simple, clean lines. Finished Blocked Dimensions: 57” wide X 27” depth

Knitting Pattern for Cabled Shawl

Cabled Wrap

This rectangular shawl / stole is cozy all year round.

Knitting Pattern for Breeze Shawl

97 Breeze Shawl

Triangular lace shawl designed by Devrie Metcalf for light bulky or aran yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Ozark Wrap

Ozark Wrap

The easy-to-remember chevron pattern is reversible, and the natural bulky yarn makes for a luxurious stole.

Knitting Pattern for Grand Palais Shawl

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

Knitting Pattern for Nonotuck Wrap

Nonotuck Wrap

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

Knitting Pattern Kinvara Wrap

Kinvara Shawl

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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