These shawls are knit with alternating bands or sections of different stitches for contrasting textures. You can knit with different colors to play up the stripes or a solid color to keep the focus on the textures.
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Early Blooms Shawl
Asymmetric lace shawl knit in alternating stripes of Primitive Flower lace stitch, 4 row Turkish Faggoting stitch, and ending with Stylized Flower lace. Designed by Michael Harrigan for Cascade Yarns.
Guild Park Shawl
This rectangular lace wrap features a simple zigzag mesh punctuated by twists alternating with sections of dropped stitchesthat create lovely soft waves. Designed by Laura Chau for Knitty. Sport weight yarn.
A crescent-shaped shawl with stripes of textured stitches and lace that can also be draped about the neck as a scarf. Designed by Narniel of Endor. Available in English, Dutch, and Portuguese. Pictured project by fyrerose who used 1 skein, 357 yards, of fingering yarn.
This semi-circular to crescent-shaped shawl is designed for 3 colors. Knit top down, mostly in garter st, with a wide two-colored slip-stitch border featuring easy 14 row repeat lace pattern. Designed by Hanna Maciejewska. Available in English, Danish, German, and Polish Pictured project by kkaatthhyy
Large crescent shaped shawl knit sideways with alternating sections of stockinette and lace. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Filipa Carneiro. Available in English and in Portuguese.
Pirate Cove Shawl
Garter stitch stripes alternate with striped eyelet section in this triangle shaped shawl. DK weight yarn. Designed by Hilary Latimer
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Anna’s Hope Lace Shawl
Crescent shaped lace shawl with alternating stripes of lace and garter stitch. Designed by Anna Victoria. Pictured projects by the designer and klaraskreations. Fingering weight or lace held double. Pattern is free but the designer ask that you consider a donation to Anna’s Hope Children’s charity.
Triangular shawl, worked sideways. Designed by Katiuscia Bayslak- The Yarn Juice. Pictured project by wrenknits who added an extra eyelet section, extra garter section, and picot bind-off and who used one skein of Caron Cakes. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. DK weight. Available in English and Italian.
More Free Patterns
Wrap with alternating sections of eyelet lace, eyelets, and stockinette. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Christine L. Walter for Red Heart who rated the pattern easy.
Asymmetric triangle shaped garter stitch and lace shawl using 2 colors of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cartucha Knits. Available in English and in Portuguese.Pictured project by importtanya
Oversized triangle shawl with alternating stockinette, garter, and eyelet texture stripes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel
By the Sea Shawl
Triangular shawl with with sections of wave lace stitch, surf chevron stitch, and garter stitch. Designed by Michael Harrigan for Cascade Yarns.
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- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns® Forest Hills on Amazon
Stitch Sampler Shawl
Rectangular wrap with with sections of dropped stitches, slipped stitch patterns, eyelets, and other stitches. Designed by On This Day Designs. Pictured project by OrangeSmoothie who used 2 colorways of variegated yarn
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Aran Cable Circle Wrap
Cables & lace decorate this sideways knitted wrap, shaped with short rows. Available in English and German. \Designed by IzzyKnits
Topdown triangle shawl with stockinette and textured stitch sections and a garter stitch edge named after the French word for “master key”. Pattern is in English. DK weight yarn. Designed by maanel
Nancy and Judy Shawl
Sections of twisted stitches alternate with lace in stitch patterns from Barbara Walker’s Treasuries. Pattern includes both chart and written instructions. Designed by Heather Zoppetti.
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
Lisa Mutch’s shawl is simple, stockinette, triangle with the addition of ridges for textural contrast.
Spring Ribbons Shawl
This colorful shawl uses easy to memorize slip stitch colorwork. The subtle shaping also helps keep it on your shoulders. Designed by Ann Weaver
Stormy Sky Shawl
Designed for that one skein of special yarn! This asymmetrical shawl alternates sections of dropped stitches, eyelet lace, and garter stitch to showcase multi-colored yarn in skewed triangle. Easy to memorize. Designed by Life Is Cozy.Pictured project by River Poet who used one skein of Malabrigo yarn (420 yards) for the project.
Patterns for Purchase
NO LONGER FREE Knit sideways from point to point, a mix of textured stitches forms a reversible, elongated triangle. Worsted weight, sport weight, or fingering weight yarn. Designed by Leila Raven.
Young Sprout Shawl
Asymmetrical triangular shawl knit sideways featuring sections of two simple brioche stitch patterns, garter stitch, and a large but easy-to-remember lace border. Fingering weight yarn. Jeune Pousse designed by Tisserin Coquet. Available in English and French.
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- Get the recommended Malabrigo Sock yarn (50+ colors)
Lace Stripe Shawl
This asymmetrical triangular shawl includes stripes of different lace stitches and garter stitch. Great for stashbusting and leftover yarn. One of the 40 patterns in Best Of Knit Accessories.
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This asymmetrical shawl is knit from the widest point to narrowest. The varying stitch patterns including leaf motifs and textures evoke the idea of Victorian knitting samplers. Includes written and charted instructions. Designed by Martha Wissing. Worsted weight yarn.
Lichen and Moss Shawl
This textured triangular shawl is knit with sections of lichen stitch, moss stitch, reverse stocking stitch, and a wide central garter stitch panel. This makes an interesting, yet easy knit for the advanced beginner. 2 sizes. Works with fingering through to worsted weight. Designed by Sue Lazenby.
Rows of simple stitches, beautifully arranged to create this top down, triangular shawl, rich in texture and oh, so soft. Quick to knit and easy to wear, dressed up or down, Simply is sure to become a favorite go-to wardrobe accessory! Designed by Cheryl Faust. DK weight yarn.
Making Clouds Shawl
Alternating stripes of garter stitch and dropped stitches evoke a summer sky. Designed by lavenderhillknits
This shawl with stockinette stripes and sections of lace at the bottom is knit from the top center downwards so it could easily be customized and knit in other weights of yarn and to any size you please. Designed by April Miller. Aran weight yarn.
Shawl Of Destiny
Triangular shawl with constrasting stripes of lace, garter stitch, and color. Designed by Ambah. Fingering weight yarn.
Diagonal columns of alternating lace and garter stitch make a strong statement in this long wrap that looks lovely in gradient yarn. 3 lengths. Designed by Ambah. Fingering weight yarn.
Shawl knit from the bottom up in contrasting sections of eylets, mesh, and different colors. Designed by Ambah. Fingering weight yarn.
Yarden (pronounced yar-dén) is a lace and stockinette stitch shawl that gets its wavy lines from increases and decreases in the lace sections.
A textured triangle shawl knitting pattern worked in worsted weight yarn, Texelle is a sampler of textured knitting stitches allowing you to practice – or learn – a variety of non-lace stitches. Perfect for advanced beginners on up, and beautiful worked in semisolid hand-dyed/painted wools or wool blends.