Shawl knitting patterns for shawls constructed to stay in place on the shoulders including Faroese and other construction. Many of the patterns are free.
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Seven Eighths Shoulder Shawl
This shawl is constructed so that it remains in place as you wear it. Knit with eyelet stripes and segments that are each one eighth of a circle to shape around your shoulders. A collar is added to keep your neck warm. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lainy Haule.
Leaf Lace Faroese Shawl
Top-down, leaf lace shawl shaped to stay on your shoulders. The Faroese shoulder shaping keeps the shawl in place and the wings are long enough that they can be bound in the back as a wrap. Designed by Makoshark.
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Norwegian Warmth Shawl
The shawl is constructed so that it remains in place as you wear it and features a lace design along the edge and a shawl collar to keep your neck warm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lainy Haule.
Glimfeather Cabled Shawl
Top down shaped shawl with gorgeous cables in a Faroese design with trapezoid back, side panels, and shoulder shaping to help it stay on the shoulders. It is approximately 28” from the neck to the bottom and 102” tip to tip. Designed by Laura Wile. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by Laura Wile.
Spirit of a Dove Prayer Shawl
This prayer / contemplation shawl sits on the shoulders naturally so that you don't need a pin or button if you don't want. It's an easy pattern to knit while praying or contemplating. Mindful knitting instructions are also offered, as well as a brief contemplation, and additional resources. DK weight yarn. Designed by Anne Grenchus. Pictured project by mmacgregor
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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.