Shawl Knitting patterns for shawls knit sideways, usually knit from tip to a long end. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/11/24
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Shawl with a right triangle shape with garter stitch and cable sections. Knitting starts from the leg decreasing evenly towards the upper corner. DK weight yarn. Designed by Greta Majewska.
Easy asymmetrical triangle shawl knit side to side with striping alternating with simple lacework. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
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So Close Shawl
Easy reversible asymmetrical triangle shawl knit with alternating stripes of garter stitch and eyelet, with a picot bindoff. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Victoria Zachanowich.
Let the Sunshine In Shawl
Shawl knit sideways with leaf lace, cables, and decorative edge. Great showcase for gradient or color-change yarn. Designed by Camille Coizy Delahaie. Aran weight yarn.
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- See the Ravelry page
Asymmetrical triangle shawl knit sideways with sections of 4 row repeat texture on stockinette. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sample shown is in DK weight yarn. Designed by maanel.
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- Get the recommended Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino yarn
Asymmetrical triangle shawl knit sideways from the wide end to narrow with leaf lace border on an eyelet lace body. DK weight yarn. Designed by Emily Nora O'Neil for Berroco.
Asymmetrical triangle shawl knit sideways in garter and lace using 2 colors of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cartucha Knits.
Asymmetrical triangle shawl knit sideways with sections knit in two colors with slipped stitch mosaic colorwork that creates long, smooth vertical lines that extend to textured, ribbed columns followed by a lattice of raised and crossed stitches. Designed by Kyle Vey.
Dust Devil Shawl
Asymmetrical triangle shawl worked sideways starting at the left corner with a 4 row twisted stitch and 8 row cable cross inspired by desert twisters or “dust devils”. Designed by Rebecca Woelber.
Three color reversible asymmetrical boomerang shawl is knit sideways without a single purl stitch - just garter stitch and eyelets! Rated easy by Ravelrers, this shawl can be knit by a beginner, but is also interesting enough for an experienced knitter. Designed by Rose Mogerman. DK weight yarn.
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Pristine Lace Shawl
Asymmetric lace shawl knit sideways from narrow end to wide end. Pattern stitches are in written instructions and charts. Uses one cake of the recommended fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Gentry.
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- Get the recommended Scheepjes Whirl yarn (just one cake required)
Asymmetric triangular shawl knit from tip to tip in an 8 row slipped stitch pattern that works well with self-striping or variegated yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Available in English and Italian
Large lace triangular shawl knit sideways with a 16 row repeat lace pattern and garter stitch. Written instructions or charts. Designed by Valentina Cosciani. Fingering weight yarn. Available in English and Italian
Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl
Lace triangle shaped shawl knit sideways. Great showcase for gradient or color-change yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Fingering weight yarn.
Always be Brave Shawl
Two color asymmetric triangular shawl knit with a 12 row chain honeycomb slipped stitch pattern. Use a variegated yarn for additional color. Designed by Helen Kennedy for Knitty. Sport weight yarn.
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Two color asymmetric shawl worked tip to tip, with sections of 4 row repeat Reed texture, garter stitch stripes, lace, and 2row repeat slipped stitch, inspired by coastal landscapes. Designed by RKelly G. for Knotions. Fingering weight yarn.
Two color boomerang shawl worked on the bias, beginning with the smallest point. It features alternating sections of stripes and 18 row lace. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn. Fingering weight yarn.
Close To You Shawl
Knit from one end with gradual increases to form a triangular shawl in garter stitch with a zigzag border with eyelets. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Justyna Lorkowska. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Pictured shawls by Bethadilly, Tuvie, and yarnqueen used just 1 skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn each..
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Triangle-shaped shawl knit with three colors in a combination of an easy-to memorize lace pattern and garter stitch. Designer: Hanna Maciejewska. Available in English, Danish, German, and Polish Pictured project by mao7
Lacy Stripes Shawl
Elongated triangle shawl with stockinette and slipped stitch lace pattern is perfect for self-striping yarn. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn (355 yards). Designed by Lisa Gentry
Patterns for Purchase
Asymmetric triangular shawl worked sideways from the long end in garter stitch with a line of cable owls along one edge. 3 sizes - toddler, child and adult. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Heather Corcoran.
Easier than it looks! 2 color asymmetric triangular shawl worked sideways in easy mosaic slip stitch colorwork with only one color worked per row. Pattern instruction is written and charted. Size is adjustable. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Christin Kimsey.
Asymmetric triangular shawl / scarf worked sideways with lace and textured stripes. 3 sizes but easily adjustable by adding or taking away pattern repeats. Great showcase for gradient or color cake yarn. Any yarn weight is suitable for this pattern with appropriate needle size. Pattern instruction is written and charted. Designed by Tetiana Otruta.
Diamonds for Amélie Shawl
A beautiful lace creates eye-catching diamonds on this elegant triangular shawl knit sideways. The lace section is created with 3 different lace motifs that transition seamlessly from and into each other. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured projects by the designer and Candylola. Fingering weight yarn.
Asymmetrical triangular shawl knit sideways on the bias featuring a beautiful leaf lace which is framed by garter stitch and fine eyelet lines.. Use written instructions or charts. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Sport weight yarn.
Sakura Season Shawl
Triangle shaped shawl worked sideways on the bias starting in blocks of a single colour and 2-color stitch patterns. The colorwork is done with the slip stitch technique and very basic cable stitches. This means you work with only one strand of yarn per row, alternating colours every two rows. Designed by Alla Saenko. Fingering weight yarn.
Falling Water Shawl
Triangular shaped shawl knit sideways in garter stitch with an easy lace edge. Instructions for the shawl are provided in both written and charted format. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Bonnie Sennott.
Two color asymmetrical triangular shawl knitted from the point sideways with graduating stripes and two lace sections. The pattern is fully written and charted so whichever way you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! Designed by handmade by Liz Corke. Fingering weight.
Pania of the Reef Shawl
Two color triangular shawl designed for a gradient yarn and contrasting yarn, though it could also be used with two solids or gradients. Rated easy by Ravelrers, it features alternating sections of stockinette stripes and textured sections. Designed by handmade by SMINÉ. Any weight yarn though the pictured project uses DK weight.
Larina Smocked Shawl
This beautiful shawl features a wonderful, textured smocking motif as a border along one side of the garter body that transitions into a matching ribbed border. Worked sideways. No cable needle or any other fancy tools are needed. DK weight but adjustable to other weights of yarn. Fully written row-by-row as well as charted instructions are provided. Designed by Lisa Hannes.