Shawl patterns

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Knitting a Mansion shawl

If you love wrapping up in a great big shawl, but hate knitting those long rows, then Knitting a Mansion is the pattern for you.

As its name suggests, it’s a bit of a big one; using three skeins of fingering-weight yarn, the wingspan comes in at around 200cm (80in). But thanks to some clever short row shaping, the outer large lace panels are worked across no more than two-thirds of the stitch count.

Math of Love Triangles shawl

If you’re after some serious comfort knitting, then the Math of Love Triangles shawl is the knit for you. Its generous size means you’re basically knitting yourself under a blanket as you go, and the DK-weight yarn makes that one very cosy blanket indeed.

Combining wide bands of garter stitch with panels of simple texture, it’s a knitted meditation that’s perfect for a spot of knitting in front of the TV.

Land Mermaid shawl

Like a classic pop song with a great key change, the triangular Land Mermaid shawl starts off simple, but gets a bit jazzy. The stocking stitch centre and contrasting lace panels make it both cosy and a little bit fancy.

It’s a great pattern for an advanced beginner who’s looking to step up their game. Trust me, it looks way more complicated than it is.

Beatrice shawl

With alternating lace and stocking stitch panels, Beatrice is a lightweight triangular shawl that’s perfect for both special occasions and summer evenings.

Knitted in a single skein of lace weight yarn on 4mm needles, its light, open weave and three panels of delicate lace are perfect for showing off the beauty of hand dyed yarns. Its simple top-down triangular construction makes it a great introduction to laceweight shawl knitting – or a soothing project for the more experienced knitter.