More Than 10 Ways to Style a Wrap with Shawl Pins

Love of Crochet Fall 2017 showed you “10 Ways to Style a Wrap with Shawl Pins.” If you have a large rectangular stole (aka shawl or wrap), then you know there are a lot more ways to style it than 10—especially if you style it with and without shawl pins. So I decided to share a few more. Below are my 14 favorite ways to style the Date Night Stole by Sarah Read using shawl pins from Jul Designs.

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Date Night Stole

Above, the Date Night Stole is wrapped bandana style without a shawl pin. I wanted you to see it on a real person before I share the shawl pin styles below. This post will focus exclusively on styles with shawl pins, but if you want more ideas on how to style it without shawl pins, see the blog post, “10 Ways to Style an Asymmetrical Shawl” for inspiration.

Large rectangular shawls like the Date Night Stole are so versatile, they can be styled with shawl pins in long and short styles. This wrap, made with Patons Silk Bamboo, measures 21.5 inches wide by 75.5 inches long. The combination of 70 percent bamboo and 30 percent silk makes the yarn extremely soft and provides excellent drape to the finished garment, so you’ll look good however you style it.

How to Style a Shawl with Shawl Pins using the Date Night Stole

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Cowl Style (top left)
Wrap the shawl twice around your neck and pin the ends together.

Rolled Ascot (top right)
Bunch the shawl together to create a long tube. Fold the shawl in half, wrap it around your neck, and slip the ends through the fold. Pin the top layer decoratively.

Over the Shoulder (bottom left)
Drape one third of the shawl over the front of your right shoulder, wrap the middle of the shawl behind you and to the front, then drape the last third up behind the first third and pin at the top of your right shoulder.

Rope Necklace (bottom right)
Bunch the shawl together to create a long tube, pin the ends together, then place the big loop behind your neck.

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V Neck (top left)
Fold the shawl in half crosswise, so it measures 21.5 inches by 37.75 inches. Wrap the shawl behind you, bring the ends to the front, and pin the bottom corners together. Then bunch the stole up onto your shoulders.

Centurion (top right)
Fold the shawl in half crosswise, so it measures 21.5 inches by 37.75 inches. Wrap the shawl behind your shoulders bringing the folded corner over your left shoulder. Pin it to the other end about 10 inches from its end. Bunch the stole at the top of your left shoulder.

Long Cape (bottom left)
Fold the shawl in half crosswise, so it measures 21.5 inches by 37.5 inches. Wrap it around your back, bring the ends around to the front, and pin the top 2 corners together.

Short Cape (bottom right)
Fold the stole in half crosswise, so it measures 21.5 inches by 37.5 inches. Fold it in half again so it measures 10.75 inches by 37.5 inches. Wrap it around your back, bring the ends around to the front, and pin the top 2 corners together.

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Off the Shoulder Wrap (left)
Fold shawl in half lengthwise, so it measures 10.75 inches by 75.5 inches. Drape it around your back, bring it to the front and over your arms, then pin the top edges together at the center of your chest.

Q Wrap (right)
Fold the shawl in half lengthwise, so it measures 10.75 x 75.5 inches. Bring the end on the right side up to your left shoulder and pin at the front of your left shoulder.

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P Drape (left)
Place the middle of the shawl behind your neck, and bunch the shawl to drape across the top of your shoulders. Bring one corner of the left side up to your right shoulder and pin at the top of your shoulder allowing the fabric to drape like a cowl.

Tubular Scarf (right)
Bunch the shawl together to create a long tube. Place the middle of the shawl behind your neck. Pin the shawl together at your sternum.

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Wide Tubular Scarf (left)
Drape as for the Tubular Scarf above, but pin only the inside edges together.

Collared Stole/Scarf (right)
Place the open shawl around your back. Fold 5 inches back at your neck to create a collar. Pin the collar together at your sternum.

Do you have any other ideas on how to style a shawl using shawl pins? Let us know your favorites in the comments, and pick up your copy of Love of Crochet Fall 2017, to crochet your own stylish Date Night Stole!

Dana


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