Knitting patterns for shawls or wraps with an extra touch including matching sets with hats or sweaters, or shawls that turn into ponchos or shrugs, or features like hoods and pockets. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 5/1/23
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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.
Hat and Shawl, S9823
Hat with bold braided cables and ribs matched with a shawl featuring braids and zigzag lace ribs, finished off with tassels. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Hat and Shawl, S9823 Mütze Designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English and German
Palindrome Shawl or Scarf
Completely reversible wrap in shawl or collar sizes, with deeply textured cable motifs. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Michelle Porter for Knitty.
Shaded Stripes Wrap
Shawl top hybrid is knit flat as a shawl but with sleeves and is long enough to wrap around your torso and tie. Designed for 4 colors it would be a great stashbuster. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Easy shawl with pockets and optional hood, knit in the granite stitch. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Clickety Sticks.
Versatile crescent shaped shawl knit in garter stitch with a curved edge that drapes beautifully and stays in place so it can be worn loosely as a shawl, or wrapped closed to the neck like a cowl. Brilla Beanie hat pattern also available. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Italian Story Design Team.
Shawl With Sleeves
Wrap knit flat in 2 row fisherman's rib knit with sleeve cuffs in the round. Cuffs have thumbholes to help keep the shrug on. Worsted weight yarn. Wrap with sleeves & thumbhole designed by Ann Linderhjelm.
Easy shawl with a slit for an armhold to help keep on your shoulders and knit with a 2 row rib repeat. Quick knit in Jumbo weight yarn. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand.
Easy reversible shawl knit in garter stitch. Its unique shape makes it a versatile accessory that can be worn as a shawl, scarf, cowl, even vest. Uses one skein 470 - 475 yards (430 - 434 m) of the recommended Aran weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts.
Down-Home Pocket Shawl
Easy shawl knit with a 4 row repeat texture with pockets to carry important items and finished with fringe. Knit with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together. Designed by Tonja Pe Benito for Pink Plumeria Maui. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase
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 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.
More Free Patterns
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Wrapped Up in Cables Sweater Scarf
Cozy scarf with sleeves that is adorned with a leaf-like lace and surrounding cables. Wrap it around your neck like a normal scarf, insert your arms into the cuffs and pull down the section around your neck. 3 Sizes Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Knitatude.
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.