Ready to Knit Spring Shawls? Get Started with These 5 Stunners

Spring is the best season. There’s rain, sunshine, and bird songs, but most importantly, it’s when the plants and trees emerge from the wasteland that is winter. You get cool mornings that make you feel fresh and rejuvenated, warm afternoons that offer a welcome reprieve from winter’s monotone weather, and chilly evenings perfect for curling up with a blanket and the window cracked. It’s this burgeoning feeling of change, coupled with brisk air, that makes me want to knit spring shawls. Spring reminds me that the world is a beautiful place, full of wonder and small delights. And coincidentally, shawls give me a very similar feeling. So naturally, I like to pair them and wear shawls all through springtime.


knit spring shawls
1. Hermia’s Shawl by Paula Pereira from Interweave Knits Summer 2017

This soft, spritely shawl is asymmetrical, graceful, and simple. Wear this from dawn ’til dusk, and enjoy being enveloped in comfort. It is a delightful knit and even more fun to wear. The lace edging attaches perpendicularly to live stitches at the shawl’s edge.

Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 38.75” at tallest point and 79.75” long.
Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino wool): dustweaver, 3 skeins.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle.
Gauge 25 sts and 27 rows = 4” in charted patt.


2. Desert Flower Shawl by Sara Kucharik from knitscene Spring 2017

Colorful yarn, lace, and a triangular shawl—what would a better spring combo even look like? These shawls can be stylish for the warm afternoons and then used to wrap around your shoulders for the evening. It is worked back and forth in rows from the center neck down and outward, then finished with a knitted-on edging.

Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 63” wide and 22.5” tall.
Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Finito: #850 archangel (A) and #029 paloma (B), 2 skeins each.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 36 rows = 4” in garter st.

Errata: Definition in Diamond Lace Edging chart key is incomplete. “k2tog” corrected should read: “k2tog on RS; p2tog on WS”


You can find the Aegean Stole, also shown in our header image, in the pages of knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018

3. Aegean Stole by Sandhya Shadangi from knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018

Soft, lightweight, simple, and easy to knit, this stole makes a perfect go-anywhere accessory. It is worked in one piece in Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering. This is the perfect knit for chilly spring evenings.

Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 16¾” wide and 66¼” long.
Yarn Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering (100% Cormo wool; 500 yd [457 m]/4 oz [113 g]): cumulus, 3 skeins.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in St st.


knit spring shawls

4. Titania’s Shawl by Suanna IC from Interweave Knits Summer 2017

This springtime shawl offers an unexpected construction with eye-catching panels of alternating lace and optional beads for a delightful weight and a smidgen of extra intrigue. This is a special occasion shawl you can wear every day; it dresses up a regular outfit and turns a fancier outfit into a stunner.

Difficulty Experienced
Finished Size 28” tall at center and 56” wide.
Yarn Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Lace Silk (100% silk): Artichoke, 1 skein.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), and 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; cable needle; size 10 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook; 375 size 6⁄0 (4 mm) seed beads; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 23 rows = 4” in St st on medium-sized needles.


knit spring shawls

5. Guriddo Stole by Sandhya Shadangi from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016

In the fancy evening shawl category is one of my all-time favorite shawls, the Guriddo Stole. It’s an elegant knit made with Madelinetosh Twist Light yarn and a memorable lace chart. This treat-yourself shawl is even available in an exclusive kit!

Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 19” wide and 65” long.
Yarn Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 420 yd 384 m): court and spark, 3 skeins.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” in charted patt.

Which shawl is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

—Sarah


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