Of course, we’re the kind of super enthusiast knitting lovers that will happily knit just about anything all year round, but there’s just something so magical about fall that gets us particularly excited to make some new scarves, wraps, and (our particular favourite) shawls! That’s why we always have our eyes peeled for fantastic new fall shawl knitting patterns that we’ve never tried making before.
If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of knitting some new fall shawl patterns this autumn, check out this list of 15 awesome ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Stratus wrap
When you say you’re interested in knitting a shawl, are you really actually interested in knitting an accessory that has the triangular shape of a shawl but you’re actually more in need of something larger, like a warm wrap? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with something like this Stratus Wrap pattern from Two of Wands that was originally inspired by and got its name from the wispy clouds in the sky!
2. Campside Cozy shawl
Are you the kind of knitter who has always had a soft spot for eyelets, whether it’s because you love the way they look or because you love the process of knitting their yarn overs? Well, either way, it sounds to us like you just might be the perfect person to give this lovely Campside Cozy shawl outlined step by step on Pom Pom Mag a try! We like how it has both detail and simplicity all in one place.
3. Carol’s Clever Little Shawl
Perhaps instead of loving just yarn overs, you’re actually the kind of knitting enthusiast who has a pair of rather contrasted favourites, like a love for simple stitches but also an appreciation for interesting structuring that’s a little more advanced? In that case, we have a feeling this pattern from Carol Sanders, called Carol’s Clever Little Shawl, might be a little more up your alley. We love the way they’ve designed a loophole right into the front so the shawl will stay closed around your shoulders.
4. Alegria Shadow Shawl
If you’ve never made the kind of shawl that involves yarn overs and eyelets but uses them as a central growth line from the centre, then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on a fun classic as far as knitting fall shawls is concerned! Remedy that situation with something like this easy but amusing Alegria Shadow shawl outlined step by step in a pattern from Noble Knits.
5. Easy Triangle wrap
Besides being a fan of something that’s a little simpler in terms of its construction and stitching pattern, are you also a huge fan of the way knitting slightly looser stitches feels? In that case, we have a feeling you might get more of a kick out of the way Mama in A Stitch outlines the steps for making this Easy Triangle wrap that’s a little lighter but big enough to really wrap yourself in comfortably.
6. Chevron Cloud shawl
Are you interested in giving your shawl some kind of patterning even though you prefer monochrome looks rather than swapping all kinds of colours into your piece? Then perhaps you’d prefer to make something that has a bit of textured stitch patterning to it! We’re huge fans of the way Espace Tricot outlines this lovely but subtle Chevron Cloud shawl that has all kinds of great ridges on it for a bit of visual interest.
7. Lacy Edged Knit shawl
Maybe you’re a huge fan of both patterns that are quite simple and patterns that have a slightly more complicated nature to them, but you’re having trouble choosing between the two? Well, who ever said you have to choose? Instead, check out something like this Lacy Edged Knit shawl from Yarnspirations that involves simple garter stitch for the body of the shawl but more intricate lace knitting around the edge.
8. Spring Lace shawl
Perhaps we’ve really caught your attention with the idea of knitting lace patterns, but you’re just not sure that you’re quite ready to try that kind of complicated stitching pattern with yarn that’s quite as light and small as what you’ve seen in previous designs on our list? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Lion Brand made this beautiful Spring Lace shawl that’s created with chunky yarn. The thickness and weight of this yarn means it knits up quickly!
9. Fall Berries Shawl
Has the design element we’ve caught your attention with the absolute best so far undoubtedly been the idea of creating simply stitched texture? Well, if you’re slightly more experienced than the average beginner and looking for something that will keep your interest, then we think you simply must check out the way Yarnspirations made this fantastic Fall Berries shawl, the texture of which is inspired by its namesake.
10. Peaceful Shawl
Perhaps you’re feeling rather intent indeed on making yourself a fall shawl to wrap yourself in on chilly days, but you’re also still quite a beginner in the grand scheme of things when it comes to knitting? Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t make something with some stitch patterned appeal, but we can understand wanting to keep things simple and enjoyable rather than hard! We’d recommend taking a look at how Fiber Flux made this Peaceful shawl, the steps for which really do suit its name.
11. Glitz at The Ritz shawl
Are you actually scrolling through our list and finding yourself still thinking about how much you adore the idea of making something that’s full of yarn overs and eyelets, since that just might be your favourite design element of all time? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Knitty created this beautifully patterned Glitz at The Ritz shawl that is basically an eyelet lover’s dream.
12. Stormy Sky shawl
Are you actually still feeling the most intrigued of all by the idea of making a triangular shawl that’s quite expansive and easy to wrap around yourself several times, but you’ve also always preferred wearing and knitting with much lighter weighted yarns than some of the patterns you’ve seen this style made in so far? Then we’re pretty sure this Stormy Sky shawl featured in detail on Life is Cozy might be a little more up your alley!
13. Autumn Leaves small triangle shawl
If you’re going to make a shawl this autumn, would you prefer to make something that actually incorporates the season itself into the piece’s design elements somehow? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how ABC Knitting Patterns made this fantastic Autumn Leaves triangle shawl! This is also the perfect project for you if you’re the kind of shawl-wearer who prefers a much smaller size when it comes to that classic triangular shape.
14. Crossroads textured shawl
Are you actually still feeling quite enamoured indeed with the idea of making yourself a shawl that’s part simple garter stitch and part more intricate texture, but you’ve never been the world’s biggest lace knitting fan? Then here’s another alternative for your consideration! Check out how Fiber for Thought created this awesome Crossroads shawl that’s full of all the great texture you could ask for.
15. Bias Wave wrap
If you’re going to make yourself a beautiful new fall shawl, would you actually rather work with seasonal colour changes alongside some interesting stitching? Then we’re pleased to report that your patience in scrolling has finally paid off! This lovely Bias Wave wrap pattern outlined step by step on Premier Yarns shows you how to do some simple colour striping within a waving design.
Do you have another favourite fall shawl knitting pattern that you’ve made before but that you don’t see here on our list? Link us to photos of your finished product in the comments or share the pattern with us there so we can give it a try as well!