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13 Vintage and Free Shawl Knitting Patterns


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Some of these 13 Vintage and Free Shawl Knitting Patterns may be out of print, but they'll never go out of style.  Whether you're searching for an elegant accessory to keep you warm on a chilly night, or if you're hoping to add a pop of color to your neutral wardrobe, look no further than free shawl knitting patterns.  If you've always had an admiration for vintage knits and retro-inspired designs, you're bound to fall head over heels for this selection of vintage knittig patterns.  Enjoy this collection of knits that's truly blast from the past.  Trust me, your wardrobe will thank you.

Note: Don't miss the new shawl knitting patterns recently added to this great collection.  Scroll down to find two more knit shawl patterns you'll love making and wearing again and again.


Classic Vintage Wraps
Elegance with Lace
Shawls with Attitude
Shawls fit for a Beauty Queen
Bonus Vintage Shawls!


Vintage and Free Shawl Knitting Patterns


Classic Vintage Wraps

If you're searching for simple free shawl knitting patterns with a vintage vibe, these are the perfect patterns for you.  Bring out your adventurous side by knitting the beautiful purple Crescendo Shawl.   Looking for something more subtle?  Give the cozy Harmony Shawl a try!  You'll love whatever pattern you choose to knit.


Harmony Shawl      Controalto Shawl    Crescendo Shawl



Elegance with Lace

Free shawl knitting patterns like these exude elegance.  Knit yourself a Lacy Shruggy and you'll have the perfect accessory to add a vintage touch to every outfit.  Going dancing later?  Pair your dress with the gorgeous Allegro Shawl and you'll be ready to hit the dance floor.

  Lacy Shruggy         Allegro Shawl       Sonata Shawl                   

Cozy Free Shawl Patterns

Find even more knit shawl patterns in our free eBook, Cozy Free Shawl Patterns: 7 Knitted Shawl Patterns Perfect for Fall.  This printable pattern book is packed with patterns you'll love to knit and wear.





Shawls with Attitude

Bring out your inner spunk by making these free shawl knitting patterns that are packed with attitude.  You'll love the classic touch these patterns give to every ensemble, and these vintage knitting patterns will never go out of style.

      Beacon Hill Shawl           Polka Dot Stole      Plaza Shawl



Shawls Fit for a Beauty Queen 

 What good are free shawl knitting patterns if they can't be glamorous too!  Use the Minuet Shawl and the Shoulderette Shrug to spice up your garb with a retro feel.  


  Minuet Shawl        Shoulderette Shrug

Bonus Vintage Shawls!

Since everybody loves a great, lacy shawl pattern, I hope you enjoy some more popular shawls below. 

Country Club Shawl
Aeolian Shawl

Mad Men Inspired Knits


If you're crazy about the vintage look, you'll adore our collection of Mad Men Inspired Knits + 13 Vintage Knitting Patterns!






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Just goes to show you that items always come back in fashion. My mother always said to keep some items as they seem to come back in fashion about every 7 years. How true

I am amazed at how oftern styles/patterns come back again and again. Thank you for these wonderful patterns.

@hellolasvegas 7202260, Here is a link to ALL of our great shawl patterns on AllFreeKnitting: I hope you find something you like! --Editor of AllFreeKnitting

I was looking for a shawls for my elderly aunt to keep her shoulders warm. I did not find anything appropriate. Extremely disapointed.

How about the Controalto shawl? It also has the pockets that our elders LOVE!

How about the Controalto shawl? It also has the pockets that our elders LOVE!

there are many other shawl patterns on this site, not just these-try looking under shawls in the search, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised what's here if you just take a minute and look.

Put these into an e-book, please. I already have the "Minuet". It reads like I'll need a quiet time for working it; but it's sooooo lovely!


If you don't like what you're finding here, you're welcome to move on to another site and keep your rude comments to yourself.

I guess everything good does come around again! These are so pretty...especially the lace ones!


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