Knitting patterns for sontag and other shawls with wide wingspans and long ends so they can be wrapped around and tied in various ways. Many of the patterns are free. Updated Updated 5/25/23
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Wrap yourself in this cozy lace triangle shaped shawl, worked from the bottom up. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
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Margaret Dashwood Shawl
Free with Kindle Unlimited. Easy sweet rustic lace shawl worked from side to side, and the garter and lace edging. Designed by Joanna Johnson. Fingering weight yarn. One of the patterns in Jane Austen Knits
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Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl
Garter stitch striped shawl knit with 2 colors of gradient yarn or color-change cake yarn knit sideways to create a shawl that can be worn a variety of ways. Video tutorial included. Designed by Yay For Yarn who allows limited sale of finished shawls with credit. Any weight yarn.
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Easy cross-over/tie in the back shawl in the style of an old fashioned Sontag knit in 2 colors. Quick knit Bulky weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Jen Zeyen.
Spring Sampler Shawl
Easy striped triangle shawl knit sideways in garter stitch. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Nordic Yarn Imports.
Behind the Sun Shawl
Striped elongated crescent shawl is knit in a combination of stockinette and garter stitch with ends long enough to wrap in a variety of ways including around the body. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Cate Carter-Evans.
A Fall In Love Shawl
Easy triangular shawl knit with stockinette and eyelet lace and long enough to wrap around and tie for extra coziness. Great showcase for gradient self-striping yarn. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Le Crochet d'Argent.
Two color crescent shaped shawl with curving stripes and ends long enough to wrap around and tie for extra coziness. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Marie Amelie Designs.
May only be free for a limited time. Super stash buster triangular shawl designed to use up lots of sock yarn left overs knit in garter stitch. Designed by Ann Dewey.
Generous-sized triangular shawl knit with 2 row repeat Lattice lace, interspersed with sections of lateral braids and nupps, and finished with fringe. Named for the Greek islands at the heart of Aegean sea. Designed by Espace Tricot. Available in English and French
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Generous-sized triangle shawl knit with an 8 row textured pattern with a ruffle knit as you go using short rows. Based on the main character in the designer's upcoming novel, Not Your Mary Sue, who is a knitter. Can be knit with any yarn, at any gauge that gives you a fabric you like. Large enough to wrap around your body and tie in back. Designed by Rebecca Frost.
Large triangle shawl with a ruffled edge/border knit in garter stitch. Inspired by Jenny’s shawl from Outlander worn by Jenny Murray, loaned to Mary McNab when she visits Jamie in the cave and later seen on Janet, Jenny’s daughter. Worsted weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Designed by Louise Bollanos for Handy Little Me.
Reversible triangular shawl knit in 2 colors alternating wedges of lace and garter stitch shaped with short rows. Large enough to wrap around your body and tie in back. Designed by Tanja Fleischer. Lace weight yarn.
4 Row Shawl
Triangular shawl, large enough to wrap around your body and tie in back, knitted in in a 4 row repeat lace pattern. Designed by Lorna Miser. Aran weight yarn.
Reversible triangular shawl, large enough to wrap around your body and tie in back, knitted in garter stitch, with lace down the back and lace edging. Designed by Filipa Carneiro. Sport weight yarn. Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish
Easy versatile long scarf or shawl knit in garter stitch with 8 row stripe repeat. Use 2 colorways of a gradient yarn for lots of color. Finished with i-cord for neat look. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
White Clover Shawl
Garter stitch wrap, worked end to end, with lace edging worked as you go. Ends are long enough to cross and tie in back sontag-style or tie in front. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Susan Mills Knits
Winged shape shawl worked flat top-down in stripes of stockinette and eyelet. It combines 2 cakes of different gradient yarns to create the striping effect but I think you could also use mini skeins. Ends are long enough to cross the shawl and tie in back. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cris Dvic for Infinite Twist
Kællingesjal 1897 recreation, Museum, Denmark by Mette Rørbech
This recreation of a 1890s Danish tie-shawl by Mette Rørbech that wraps around the body and ties in the back. tie-shawl.The shawl has elegant borders and a band of stockinette fabric that also help you tie the shawl and keep it snug. Pictured project is by FyrkantigSpunk
Outlander Carolina Shawl
Striped garter stitch triangle shawl inspired by the shawl worn by Claire in Season 4 of Outlander - Drums of Autumn. Designed by Louise Bollanos. Super Bulky weight yarn. Web version is free. You can purchase a pdf version.
Alternating mesh lace and stockinette sections of this triangle shaped shawl make it ideal for color-changing cake yarn or other multi-colored yarn. Designed by Noora Backlund. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Pictured shawls by amezri use just 1 skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn each..
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Crescent shaped shawl that can be wrapped all around upper body for an impromptu cardigan. The shawl is knitted top-down with a garter stitch main body, followed by a very easy lace border. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Paulina Popiolek.
A Sensible Shawl
Free with Kindle Unlimited. Celeste Young created this warm, comfortable shawl that wide enough to cross the body and tie in back, leaving the hands free to knit, work in the garden, and around the house. The Van Dyke border is adapted from The Knitter’s Companion series written by Mrs. Mee and Ms. Austin throughout the 1800s. Finished Size: 50” wide excluding I-cords and tabs (96” wide from I-cord CO to I-cord BO); 27” deep from top edge to bottom point. One of the patterns in Jane Austen Knits
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Shallow and wide triangular shawl with a stunning cable design is written in two sizes with larger size wide enough to tie around body. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan.
Kay's Tess D’Urbervilles Shawl
The classic sontag shawl that wraps around the body to tie in back, knit with garter stitch. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Great for everyday wear and historical costumes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kay Meadors. Pictured projects by designer and chesapeake
That's a Wrap Shawl
(Link corrected!) Versatile shawl knit with garter stitch and i-cord ties can be worn a variety of ways - as a cowl, vest, poncho, and more. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by KnotOriginal.
Long, curved, rustic, garter-stitch shawl with (wrap & turn) short rows that make a soft ruffle along the lower edge, inspired by an Outlander shawl. Designed by Knitzy Blonde.
Outlander Carolina Shawl
A lovely rustic-look garter stitch triangle shawl with stripes on the bottom inspired by the shawl worn by Claire in Season 4 of Outlander - Drums of Autumn. Designed by Sandie Russo (KnitzyBlonde). Bulky weight yarn.
Little Women - Beth's Shawl
Designed for Little Women 2019 by Fibreworkshop, Beth's Shawl is a heart shaped striped shawl worked in garter stitch with an icord edging. Fingering weight yarn.