7 Stylish Shawls and Stoles (Free Patterns Inside!)

As Summer fades away and Autumn creeps in, the weather gets cooler. So it’s important to have a simple yet elegant shawl at hand to keep you nice and warm, on those chilly evenings! 

There is so much to love about these beautiful, cozy knits. They’re an effortless way to stay warm while looking stylish and pulled together.

Here are 7 free knitting patterns for 7 stylish shawls and stoles:

1. Tsidfy Shawlette by Joyce Fassbender

Tsidfy is a crescent-shaped shawlette with a garter stitch border that is knit from centre back to the bottom edge. This free pattern yarns over at each end are used to form the crescent shape. Increases are worked on both right and wrong sides.

Knit in Swish DK and on size 8 needles, this pretty little shawlette works up quick! The look of crescent shaped shawls is brilliant and this one is just lovely. It measures 61″ across and 16″ deep after it’s blocked so it’s just the thing you need to wrap around you on the coldest days.

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2. Pheonix Wrap by DROPS Design

This free pattern includes how to knit a shawl with 2 coloured English rib in DROPS Fabel. A piece is knitted top-down, with stripes and eyelet rows.

Work the first and last 3 stitches on shawl as an i-cord. It is important not to work too tight but to make sure to tighten the yarn a bit before continuing on row after stitches have been slipped.

This could be the right cover up for those cold nights. Get started and let us know in comments below as you finish.

3. Roadtrip Shawl by KnitPicks

Roadtrip shawl is a semi-circular shawl knit from the top-down with raglanstyle mirrored increases, a simple lace pattern, and ruffled edging. 

This free pattern is simple enough to knit while on a roadtrip (or other long and potentially monotonous experience), yet the lace pattern is sufficiently interesting to keep one’s attention and help the time pass.

Adventurous beginners, gear up and knit away this lovely shawl. Do mention your comments below.

4. Autumn Willows by DROPS Design

Knitted stole in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. The piece is worked with a leaf-pattern. 

Silk Alpaca is a dream to wear and it’s perfect for warm and soft knitting for all kinds of clothing such as shawls, hats and other accessories. This lightweight yarn adds a beautiful drapable finish to any project.

This free pattern is worked back and forth in 2 parts, bottom-up as far as the middle. The parts are then sewn together.

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5. Candle Flame Shawl

Surround yourself in this beautiful shawl. Knit in silk, the peacock feather motif will stand out in a crowd, no matter where you are. Pattern is both written out and charted.

This free pattern uses luminous hand painted yarn. 

Every colour in this series has highs and lows of a main colour, with splashes and specks of other colours. Each will set alight your creative spirit and make your projects glow!

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6. 012 Knit Shawl by Martin Storey for Knit Rowan

Look angelic with this all-white shawl and also feel the warmth in it in an absolutely stylish and elegant manner. Free pattern available with clear instructions and step by step procedure.

Kidsilk Haze adds a delicate air to this striped shawl by Martin Storey. A drop stitch pattern keeps it light, despite its generous size.

Why not get your hands on a new DIY Project and make this lovely, goes-with-every season shawl! Let us know in the comments if this is a project you’d like to get working on!

7. Patons Texture Stitch Wrap

This fantastic shawl enhances any outfit, knitted in Patons Canadiana.

Enjoy 3 gorgeous textures to complete 1 beautiful wrap that’s a perfect gift for a friend. 

Begin with Patons Canadiana selecting from so many shades to make the perfect piece you imagine. Or, start with the neutral version featured in Pale Teal. It’s the ideal layer of warmth while keeping it oh-so-stylish.

Everything you need to make your new project is included in this free pattern! Time to get stitching, and don’t forget to share your progress!

More Shawl Knitting Patterns

Looking for even more free knitting patterns for stylish shawls? Then do not miss out on these posts we have shared in the past:

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