The Top 5 Knitted Shawls of 2017

Here at Interweave, we love knit shawls. We include at least one shawl or wrap pattern in pretty much every issue, and for good reason: they’re versatile, fun to make, and provide endless knitting and styling variety. And it seems like you guys like them, too, since shawls are consistently some of the most popular projects from any given issue.

If shawls are your knitting jam—or you’re just curious about what makes them so great—check out our 5 most popular knitted shawl patterns from 2017!

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1. Woodland Lace Stole

Coming in strong at #1 is the Woodland Lace Stole from Interweave Knits Holiday 2017. It’s easy to see why so many of you love this gorgeous Shetland lace shawl! Constructed seamlessly in sections modeled after traditional Shetland-shawl schematics, this stunning piece is sure to become a family heirloom.

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2. Titania’s Shawl

Embrace lace with Titania’s Shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2017! This lovely shawl begins with unexpected construction that highlights the eye-catching panels of shimmering lace. The beads (attached using a bead crochet hook) are optional but add a special touch that elevates this piece to the next level.

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3. Pfeiffer Shawl

Practical yet beautiful, the Pfeiffer Shawl from Interweave Knits Spring 2017 is our third-most popular shawl of 2017. Earth tones, garter stitch, and openwork patterning along the outer edge combine to create a lovely crescent-shaped wrap. Knit it in the original muted shades for a down-to-earth look, or find another set of hues to suit your palette and wardrobe.

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4. Blake Shawl

The Blake Shawl , the cover project from knitscene Fall 2017, is a functional, unisex, beautiful piece that’s equally at home under a leather jacket or over a cocktail dress. The triangular shape gives you multiple styling options: wrap it once, wrap it twice, or wear it long and loose—whatever you choose, you’ll be stylish and cozy in this fab shawl.

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5. Santa Cruz Wrap

Go modern with the Santa Cruz Wrap, a refreshing update on the classic lace stole. This shawl from Wool Studio Vol. 2 trades lace motifs for a geometric, eye-catching, modern design that uses openwork techniques. Knit it in a neutral shade for a versatile piece you can wear with anything in any season.

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Bonus #6: Tarfala Valley Shawl

Okay, I know I said I was only including our top 5 shawls, but I just couldn’t resist throwing this one in! The Tarfala Valley Shawl from Love of Knitting Winter 2017 is one of my favorite projects of the year. Featuring a variegated yarn, a garter-stitch center, and a dramatic lace border, this crescent-shaped shawl adds flair to any outfit and can be worn multiple ways.

Which Interweave shawl was your favorite from 2017? Let me know in the comments!

Happy shawl knitting,
Rachel


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