WWDD: 5 Ways to Wear a Crochet Shawl
Yarn people love making triangular shawls. These versatile accessories use a small amount of yarn (depending on size) and can be great for stash-busting. They are also the perfect accessory for a variety of styling options. Below you will discover five ways you can wear a triangular shawl, featuring Juliette Bezold’s Shattered Quartz Shawl from Interweave Crochet Winter 2017. The yarn is Manos Del Uruguay Serena in alpine distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Over the Shoulder
This is the classic and easiest way to wear a shawl. Drape it over your shoulders with the point of the triangle in back. The design drapes down your back to show off your handiwork, yet your arms stay free for running errands, working at a computer, or picking up around the house.
Like a Scarf
Scrunch the scarf up and wrap it around your neck like a scarf or bandanna, with the point of the triangle in front. This position shows off beautiful stitchwork, keeps your front warm, and looks great under a heavy coat.
Off to the Side
For a more glamorous look, wear the shawl with the point of the triangle off to the side and draping down your arm. It is more difficult to move your arms about with a shawl placed like this, but it is perfect for a night on the town out at dinner or at the theater.
Like a Hood
When the weather gets nasty (and if you don’t mind getting your shawl damp), wrap it up and over your head for extra warmth and hairdo protection. When you need your head to stay warm, but don’t want to be left with a “hat head” look, try this style as an alternative to a hat.
Belted Around the Waist
Keep your shawl conveniently out of the way by belting it around your waist. Bending over and moving about is far easier with a shawl that is strapped to you. If you want to avoid having to adjust how you wear your shawl throughout the day you can belt the longer ends around your waist while you let the point of the triangle drape down your back.
What’s your favorite way to wear your crochet shawls? Which look will you try first?
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet