Free knitting patterns for rectangular shawls and wraps including lace, textured, easy, cables, and more. Updated 2/11/24.
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Thanksgiving Thoughts Wrap
Easy rectangular stole shawl knit with Cloverleaf Eyelet Rib (a 6 stitch by 6 row repeat). DK weight yarn. Designed by Deb Hoss.
Rectangular stole shawl knit with an all over 14 row repeat cable design that looks wonderful with multicolored yarn. Designed by Noro. Fingering weight yarn
Rectangular color blocked shawl knit with interlocking cable diamonds that flow into a zigzag design at the ends. Designed by Filipa Carneiro for Rosarios. Sport weight yarn. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Creekside Trail Wrap
Rectangular shawl or scarf with three vertical panels of lace leaf cable pattern and garter stitch. Sizes Width 24" [61 cm], Length 63" [160 cm]; or Length 75" [190 cm]. Designed by Inese Sang. Sport weight yarn.
Traveling Vines Wrap
Rectangular lace wrap in shawl or scarf sizes knit with a 12 row repeat traveling vine lace. Wrap: 62” x 16” or Scarf: 62” x 8”. Written instructions or chart. Designed by Michael Harrigan by Cascade Yarns. Bulky weight yarn.
Rectangular lace and cable shawl knit with eyelet fir trees bordered with eyelet moss stitch and cables. Written instructions. Designed by Claude Dessureault. Worsted weight yarn.
Little Moons Lace Wrap
Light rectangular lace shawl knit with a 10 row repeat lace stitch. Written instructions. Designed by Purl Soho. Fingering weight yarn.
Cosmos Textured Wrap
Easy reversible rectangular stole shawl knit with garter stitch, seed stitch, stockinette, and drop stitches inspired by stars and textures in the universe around us. Rated easy by designer. 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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Archway Lace Wrap
Rectangular lace shawl knit with a 16 row repeat lace stitch. Written instructions or chart. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Lacy Picnic Shawl
Light rectangular lace shawl knit with a 12 row repeat lace design inccorporating 3 lace sections. Written instructions or charts. Designed by Mari-Liis Hirv. Sport weight yarn.
Leher is a rectangular lace shawl featuring a wave-like stitch pattern worked over a multiple of 17 stitches and 34 rows. Designed by Sandhya S. Pictured project by hiphopknitter
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- See the Ravelry page
- Get the Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino yarn used in the pictured project
Helms Deep Wrap
This lace rectangular wrap features zizag eyelet lace with bobbles. Designed by Black Hound. Pattern includes cast-on numbers for 4 different widths. Pictured project by Knittygolfgirl
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Slip Stitch Graphic Shawl
This rectangular wrap is worked in one piece in 10 panels of 2 stitch patterns each.
Rectangular shawl with repeating waves of lace. Perfect for weddings or special events. Designed by Kieran Foley. Pictured project by Graylake
Easy but stunning stole that alternates a 4 row repeat lace pattern with stockinette. Designed by Denise Twum. 16″ x 48″. Pictured project used one skein of 230 yards of lace yarn.
Fall Breeze Shawl
I’ve knit this wrap as a gift to my mother and it’s very easy. It’s a rectangular shawl or stole with eyelet Lace Check squares at each end. The original pattern has a stockinette body but the pictured project by lauremir continued the Lace Check pattern throughout. It does require blocking to open up the lace. My mom got a lot of compliments on her shawl. Designed by Denise Twum
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- Lace Check pattern from Harmony Guides: Lace and eyelets- 250 stitches to knit. Get the book on Amazon
Soothing Comfort Shawl
This easy rectangular shawl by Christine Marie Chen features a slip stitch texture pattern in tubular bulky yarn.
Cabled Button Wrap
Designed by Erika Flory, this shawl is a quick and easy introduction to cables. Three buttons make it adjustable.
Chevron Cloud Shawl
Two contrasting textures of yarn add interest to this chevron stripe lace shawl by Espace Tricot. When you click on the free pattern link, scroll down the page to the pattern link.
Gena Wich’s design is a two row repeat interspersed with garter stitch with not shaping.
Versatile rectangular lace shawl or stole from Yarnspirations in fingering yarn. Approx 24” [61 cm] wide x 80” [203 cm] long (after blocking)
Briar Rose Shawl
Double moss stitch textured wrap with a twisted stitch flower vine border. Designed by Heather Lodinksy for Red Heart. 22″ wide x 56″ long.
Stitch Sampler Shawl
On This Day designed this rectangular wrap that is great for multi-color yarn or as a stash buster for multiple yarns. Most Ravelers rated this an easy pattern. Pictured project by lyndseyloo
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Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 21 x 54″ [53.5 cm x 137 cm] (excluding fringe).
Celtic Cables Wrap
Cables and seed stitch make this shawl by Yarnspirations luxurious but simple to knit. Approx 14” x 60” [35.5 x 152.5 cm]
Feather & Fan Shawl
The combination of the easy 4-row repeat wave lace pattern and self-striping yarn creates a dramatic shawl in this design by Samantha Lever for Red Heart. Pictured project by Melke
Summer Love Wrap
This cotton lace shawl is perfect for warmer weather.
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Textured rectangular shawl created with sections of simple knit and purl stitches inspired by traditional gansey or guernsey designs. Designed by Noma Ndlovu. Aran weight yarn.
Super Asymmetry Wrap
This asymmetrical shawl is knit from the widest point to narrowest. The varying stitch patterns evoke the idea of Victorian knitting samplers. Includes written and charted instructions. Designed by Mary Annarella. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by mawie
By Airmail Wrap
This easy rectangular shawl is knit on on the bias in easy garter stitch.
This lace stole can be adapted to a scarf size. Pattern directions include lots of color pictures, very detailed knitting instructions and definitions of stitches used, and NO CHARTS
A light rectangle scarf or wrap in 2 sizes featuring an easy-to-work stitch pattern with a rolling cadence. Yarn also available on pattern site.
The pattern is only 4 rows of basic knitting stitches repeated until you reach the required length. This makes it a very enjoyable knitting experience and VERY satisfying as it’s quick and easy but with beautiful results.
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