Knitting patterns for shawls or wraps with an extra touch or feature like sleeves or twists. Many of the patterns are free
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Labyrinth Shawl / Shrug
Labyrinths have been used for centuries for prayer and meditation. This shrug or rectangle shaped shawl with armholes features a design based on the labyrinth of the cathedral of Amien (France). I think you could also knit without the sleeve holes and use as blanket or decorative piece. Designed by Edith "dieDita" Frank. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by landkind. Available in English and German
Lyn Sage Scarf / Shawl
Easy versatile striped shawl or scarf knit in 2 colorways of yarn in garter stitch. Can be worn in a variety of ways including a vest, shawl, and scarf. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
All My Love
A gorgeous lace and bobble design that can create either a half circle shawl or a bolero cardigan from one pattern. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Helle Slente Design. Available in English, Danish, and Norwegian
Three Button Wrap
Easy buttoned shawl knit in a 2 row repeat. Buttons give the shawl a cardigan look and keep it in place. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Easy buttoned shawl knit in garter stitch with two contrasting colors, in DK weight yarn on size 15 needles to give it the openwork look. Buttons turn the shawl into a versatile accessory than can be worn as a poncho, cape, cowl, and more. Designed by Petra Breakstone.
Five-Way Cable Shrug
This versatile cable piece can be worn as a shrug, wrap, poncho, or stole. One of the patterns in the free ebook The Art of Cable Knitting: 7 Free Patterns. Designed by Lily M. Chin. 16″ wide x 54″ long (40.5 x 137 cm). Aran weight yarn. One of the patterns in Power Cables: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Inventive Cables
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Diagonal knit scarf that uses garter stitch, short rows and stockinette stitch in order to create wedges and points like feathers. The scarf is very long, so it can be wrapped in a variety of ways. Web pattern is free. Printable pdf is available on Etsy. Designed by Jessie Rayot. Sport weight yarn.
Stunning rectangular wrap knit with cables, bobbles, and moss stitch. 2 options for with: Shawl size as shown and Scarf with one cable panel bordered by moss stitches. Designed by Purl Soho. DK weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Versatile shawl with buttons can be worn as a cowl, vest, shawl, and more. Uses a Showy Decrease, a modified decrease that rises up off stockinette. Sizes Wrap Vest: Small, Medium and Large. Designed by Laura Cunitz. DK weight yarn.
5 Way Shawl
Versatile shawl with buttons can be worn in at least 5 ways, as a shawl, poncho, cardigan, shrug, ruana, and more. Designed by Gourmet Yarn Shop Israel. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn.
Which Way Wrap
Ruana style wrap knit with a 2 row repeat Garter Rib with buttons along the sides so it can be worn as a poncho or a cardigan. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team Rated easy by the designer. Worsted weight yarn.
This easy shawl is knit in garter stitch with rows of eyelets. Wear it as a regular wrap or with hood up. Designed by Erin Kate Archer for Red Heart. Rated easy by the designer. Worsted weight yarn.
Knit entirely in garter stitch, the buttonhole placement on this elegant, drapey shawl made allows for multiple styling options. Wear it as a poncho, cardigan, and more. One size but easily adapted to other sizes by making longer or using heavier yarn and larger needles. Uses 2 skeins of any fingering weight yarn. Designed by Karen Grover. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
This cabled scarf with buttons along the side and added ribbons can turn into a cardigan, shrug, hood, and more. Bulky yarn. Designed by Amanda Williams for Knitty
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This easy belted wrap was inspired by a “sweater-scarf” from 1917, in the early years that women worked with the Red Cross. It is made from a knit rectangle and belt. Designed by Julie Farmer for Red Heart.
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Do What You Want
Verstale striped poncho knit flat in one piece and buttoned, so it can be worn many different ways. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emma Andersson.
This versatile accessory by Robyn M. Schrager can be worn many different ways. Knit one rectangle in a drop-stitch cable and garter pattern and then make a clever Y-shaped seam to fashion the armholes. You can now wear the Crosshatch as a swing vest, a sleeveless jacket: with tuxedo cutaway styling, or draped with a handkerchief neckline and fastened at the shoulder with a shawl pin. Knit in lace yarn on large needles.
This lace stole by Sarah Hatton can be worn as a scarf, shrug, cape, poncho or bolero depending on how it is buttoned. One of the 22 designs from the book Scarves, Shrugs and Shawls
Patterns for Purchase
Oversized blanket shawl with a Hugs and Kisses Xs and Os cabled motif running along one side. Buttons along the top edge allow this to be worn as a poncho, a cape, or a wrap - whatever suits your style. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the cable motif. DK weight yarn. Designed by Leah Prestamo.
Gwendolyn Hooded Cape
Head-turning cape poncho wrap with hood with wavy cables. This stunning cape is easy to knit and can be customized in length. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by WomanOnTheWater.
Hertha Shawl & Sleeves
Versatile lace shawl with a shawl collar, that can be worn as a scarf around the neck, a shawl around the shoulders, or as a top if worn upside down and pinned together with a shawl pin. Matching sleeves in the same lace pattern with shadow triangles in half stocking stitch and half garter stitch. Designed by Linda Marveng.
Syndra Cowl & Sleeves
Versatile lace cowl wrap to warm your shoulders and the matching loose sleeve armwarmers. Knit in the round using a beautiful reversible lace stitch pattern called Reverse Fern Stitch. DK weight yarn. Designed by Linda Marveng.
Wrap Me Up Sweater Scarf
Versatile scarf with sleeves. Wrap it around your neck like a normal scarf, insert your arms into the cuffs and pull down the section around your neckfor a cozy little wrap . Wear it as a stunning wedding wrap, or pair a tee and some ripped jeans for a cozy campfire with the gals, or drape it around your shoulders on top of a little black dress for date night, this piece is perfect for all occasions. DK weight yarn. Designed by Knitatude.
Loops Convertible Accessory
Loops is the one accessory you have been waiting for! Simple to knit, with a striking two color design, and endless possibilities to wear: shrug, cowl, capelet, scarf, and more! DK weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Martina Behm.
Combination Sweater and Cowl
This ingenious convertible pattern takes a strip of flat knitting like a scarf and with clever assembly makes a versatile accessory.