5 Knit Shawl Patterns for a Cozy Winter

I adore knitting shawls. The process of creating a functional and beautiful piece of clothing brings me so much joy, and I love being able to show off each knit shawl when I’m finished with it. Finding the right shawl pattern for winter will mean you’re cozy while you’re working and once you’re done, too.


Shawls offer versatility as they can be dressed up or down, worn formally or casually, and layered over various outfits. They also provide an opportunity to try out new techniques and stitches, as many shawl patterns incorporate a range of skills. Whether you are a seasoned knitter or just starting out, these beautiful shawls are sure to inspire and delight.

The Nicole Shawl by Aimee Sher

This triangular knit shawl is a perfect blend of comfort and style. It’s slightly oversized, giving it a really cozy feel. If you’re looking for something to wrap up in at home on a cold day or to add warmth as you run errands around town, this is the pattern for you.

Plenitude Shawl by Lauren Rad

This asymmetrical knit shawl is best for intermediate knitters looking for a soothing stitch session. Its repeating bands of seed stitch and lace make the pattern easy to memorize and produce a textured, stripe effect. If you’re looking to use up one of your thinner yarns, this one is a great choice because it’s written for fingering weight yarn.

Wild Dunes by Kirsten Joel

Wild Dunes is a beautiful piece for any knitter looking to add a touch of sophistication to their wardrobe. It’s knit in a lace-weight yarn at a relatively loose gauge, which means it is lightweight but still insulating. The crescent shape has a stockinette stitch base, giving it a smooth and sleek appearance, while the lace border adds a touch of glamour.

Cushlough Wrap by Erin Clayton

The Cushlough Wrap is one of the prettiest rectangular wraps I’ve seen in a long time. It uses lots of squishy texture that is perfect for adding warmth and comfort to any outfit. With its easy-to-follow pattern and versatility, this knit shawl is a great choice for both confident beginners and more advanced knitters.

Free Pattern – Grandmillennial Shawl

Everybody loves a free shawl pattern, but that’s especially true for one that is worked up in a simple, soothing stitch. The Grandmillennial Shawl is an asymmetrical triangle shawl with a seed stitch body and a soft, ruffled trim. While the sample shows the ruffle knit with silk-mohair yarn, you can also use a suri alpaca if mohair doesn’t work for you.

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