12 Shawls to Knit this Fall

I think it’s safe to say that Fall is one of the prime times to be a knitter.  When the air starts to get just the faintest chill, and the temperature drops just enough that you need to put on another layer, well, that’s when you get those knitting needles out and knit yourself up a little something something. 😉

A knit shawl (which, coincidentally, rhymes with Fall), is one of the perfect pieces to wear at this time of year. And okay, even though technically we are still a month away from the official Fall Equinox (on September 22), I like to think that if you start now, you might even be able to have a few shawls (possibly all 12 if you’re a knitter with super powers) ready by the official first day of Fall. All you need to get going is a little dose of inspiration. To help get you started, I’ve picked out a a few of my favorites from this year.

Hisho Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

  • Design features: crescent shape, slipped stitches, colorwork, geometric designs
  • Yardage required: 1600 yards /1463 m in Light Fingering

The Golden Hour by Andrea Mowry

  • Design features: triangle shape, bobbles, eyelets, mosaic knitting, picot bind off
  • Yardage required: 660 yards in worsted weight

Midnight in Berlin by Melanie Berg

  • Design features: triangle shape, slipped stitches, colorwork, geometric design
  • Yardage required: 1286 yards / 1176 m in sport weight

Bark Lines by Joji Locatelli

  • Design features: triangle shape, lace knitting
  • Yardage required: 880 yards / 805 m in fingering weight

Carnival Shawl by Abbye Knits

  • Design features: colorwork, eyelets, mesh, lace, fringe, icord
  • Yardage required: 1500 – 1700 yards / 1372 – 1554 m in fingering weight

The Drifter by Tamy Gore

  • Design features: triangle-shaped, asymmetric, freeform, bias, slipped stitches, colorwork
  • Yardage required: 740 – 800 yards / 677 – 732 m in fingering weight

Teroldego by Caitlin Hunter

  • Design features: bias, bobbles, lace, colorwork, stripes, stranded
  • Yardage required: 1134 yards  / 1037 m in fingering weight

Shiri Wrap by Ambah O’ Brien

  • Design features: rectangular, lace, two colors, icord
  • Yardage required: 1700 – 1720 yards / 1554 – 1573 m in lace weight

Allie by Jennifer Wood

  • Design features: asymmetrical, bias, stripes, colorwork, mosaic
  • Yardage required: Not specified in fingering weight

Ess by Anna Maltz

  • Design features: marlisle (fair isle and marls), fringe, triangular, steeks, knitting in the round
  • Yardage required: 853 – 1540 yards / 780 – 1408 m in DK weight (two sizes available)

Rose Plank by Monika Sirna

  • Design features: triangle shaped, cables, lace, eyelets, icord
  • Yardage required: 960 yards / 878 m in sport weight

Zabadoo by Libby Jonson

  • Design features: asymmetric, bias, mosaic, colorwork, tassel, triangle shaped, bobbles
  • Yardage required: 984 yards / 900 m in sport weight

Which ones are your favorites?

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12 shawls to knit this fall

Also, if you’re a total shawl junkie, you might also want to check out this post I wrote back in 2016.