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Easy Knit Shawl Patterns: 16 Favorites for Every Occasion

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

It’s fall shawl season! Stock up on free knitted shawl patterns this autumn with these 16 gorgeous patterns. There is so much to love about these beautiful , cozy knits. They’re an easy, effortless way to stay warm while looking stylish and pulled together. They’re a little dressier than a scarf, but have that same cozy knit feel. Shawls are a great cold weather knit for any occasion because they’re so versatile. You can wear them wrapped around your shoulders and knotted in front, looped around your neck like a scarf, or simply tossed over one shoulder for an elegant, dramatic look. Depending on your mood and the vibe you’re going for, a shawl can completely transform your outfit.

Autumn is a great time for knit shawl patterns because they’re fun to knit as well as wear. Don’t know how to knit a shawl or don’t have any good patterns? Keep reading for 16 of our favorite easy knit shawl patterns for any occasion. We’ve pulled a sampling of patterns for every style and occasion, so pick and choose from this extensive list including shawls for casual weekend wear, rustic-inspired country shawls, beautiful romantic shawls, and posh fancy shawls.

Casual Knit Shawl Patterns
Rustic Knit Shawl Patterns
Romantic Knit Shawl Patterns
Fancy Knit Shawl Patterns

Casual Knit Shawl Patterns

Romancing the ShawlMindless Sideways Shawl
All Seasons Lace Wrap Cardigan
Arrowhead Striped Shawl
Romancing the Shawl

There’s nothing better than a lazy Sunday curled up on the couch with a good book. These shabby-chic knit shawl patterns are the perfect comfy knit for some weekend rest and relaxation. They’re cozy, warm, and are just the thing you’ll reach for when you have a quick errand to run or you’re heading to the couch for a cozy afternoon nap.



Rustic Knit Shawl Patterns

Country Cottage ShawlCountry Cottage Shawl
Little House on the Prairie Shawl
Natural Leaf Wrap
Rose Trellis Shawl Vest

Inspired by Mother Nature’s natural beauty, these easy knit shawls have gorgeous stitch detailing. These pretty, earthy shawls will add a delicate, organic look to whatever you’re wearing. Embrace autumn and celebrate the beauty of the changing seasons with any of these rustic knit shawl patterns.




Romantic Knit Shawl Patterns

Lilac Love Lace ShawlLace Dreams Shawl
Days Gone By Shawl
Lilac Love Lace Shawl
Peaches 'n Cream Lacy Shawlette

When you’re looking for a girly, feminine look, a pretty lace shawl is always the best option. Delicately draped over your shoulders, these romantic knit shawls are the perfect finishing touch for a lightweight dress or dainty top.



Fancy Knit Shawl Patterns

Elegant Evening ShawlElegant Evening Shawl
Kate's Ruffled Shawl
Ruched Azalea Wrap
Stella Luna Lacy Shawl

Sometimes you just need a little drama. Make a show stopping entrance in any of these fancy knit shawl patterns. These beautiful shawls are perfect for a dressier occasion where you want to stand out in a classic, elegant way.




Celebrate fall shawl season with these 16 gorgeous knit shawl patterns. Happy fall shawl knitting!

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