The beauty of these shawls comes from the texture created by different stitch patterns. Most are very easy patterns, showing that you don’t have to have a complicated pattern to create a lovely shawl. The patterns often use heavier weight yarn as well for a faster knit. Updated 2/8/23
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Celtic Myths Shawl
Half circle shawl with a beautiful celtic cable border, worked top down, with the border knit on. Size 150 x 50cm (60 x 20 inch) after blocking. Designed by Asita Krebs. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by Manicmaiden. Available in English, French, German, and Korean.
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.
Night Sky Shawl
This glamorous wrap features a 5 row repeat texture, beads, and a faux fur border to create a luxurious look. Designed by Anne-Lise Maigaard. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Lanas Stop Koala faux fur yarn on Amazon
- Get the Toho seed beads size 8/0 Galvanized Starlight used in the pictured project on Amazon
Easy Peazy Shawl
Megan Delorme designed this triangle shawl with alternating sections of simple lace, stockinette and reverse stockinette to show off texture and color. Pictured project by tookalook
Log Cabin Shawl
The amazing Nora Gaughan’s shawl design was inspired by traditional quilt patterns. Though it may look as though the pieces are sewn together, this shawl is worked seamlessly by picking up stitches. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Pictured project by JoanneCarol
- Get the free knitting pattern and class for free trial at Creativebug – Class is taught by Nora Gaughan and includes 9 HD video lessons.
Elke Becker designed this cresent shawl for bulky weight yarn. While the design itself is simple to achieve, Elke wrote her pattern in a style that isn’t detailed. The pictured project is by EspaceTricot who has specific notes about how to knit this version.
Designed by Anniken Allis, this easy semi-circular shawl features a crossed stitch on a garter stitch background. Knitted on large needles in worsted weight yarn, it creates a soft and drapey fabric. Width (wingspan): 62 inches but can easily be customized.
Cabled Button Wrap
Designed by Erika Flory, this shawl is a quick and easy introduction to cables. Three buttons make it adjustable.
More Free Patterns
I love this design by Madelinetosh. Who knew garter stitch could look so elegant! Worked from the top down and trimmed with a pleated border, this flexible pattern can be worked larger for a full-sized shawl or smaller for a petite shawlette. The picture is from the project by Renee Knits Too
Designed by Orlane Designs, this triangle shawl “pattern” is more a set of instructions than a strict pattern, but it is easy to follow and adapt.
Designed by Nora Gaughan, this pattern for a chevron texture stole in worsted weight yarn is charted. Width: 14.5 inches Length: 84 inches. The first picture on the pattern page is not appealing — I can’t imagine why they used it — but the other pictures of the wrap show how nice it is.
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]
Carol’s Clever Little Shawl
Carol Sanders based this design on an historic 1800’s shawl. Pictured project by gbina
Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 21 x 54″ [53.5 cm x 137 cm] (excluding fringe).
I Want That Wrap
Carolyn Kinghorn designed this textured wrap with buttons on the shoulders so it easily converts to a poncho when buttoned.
Designed by Svetlana Kolesova.
Old Shale Shawl
Amanda Clark designed this triangular shawl that is elegantly simple, perfect for beginners.
Patterns for Purchase
Triangular shawl knit in 2 colors with an easily memorized slipped stitch texture. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Cook.
Volta Wavy Cable Shawl
The beautiful flowing pattern of this wrap is created with very simple ribbing and a few basic cables.
This asymmetrical, triangular shawl is knit from tip to end and alternates between a slip-stitch and eyelet sections, separated by simple stockinette stitch. Designed by Francoise Danoy. Pictured project by glassbeetle
This cable triangular shawl is 58″ W x 24″ D.
Rectangular Aran wrap
Cabled stole is worked sideways to the required length.
Elegant, versatile, bold and glamorous, this wrap is knit in worsted weight yarn.
Fanned: Three Fans Shawl
This exquisite shawl for lace yarn is of 17 projects in Olga Pobedinskaya’s Knitting Pleats: Stunning Garments and Accessories book.
Claire’s Shaulette Cape
Inspired by a favorite historical fantasy heroine.
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.