Now that spring is here, we’re thrilled to finally be feeling the sun on our skin again! That doesn’t mean, however, that we’re about to stop knitting! Wool might be considered a cold weather thing, but there are still plenty of beautiful and lightweight patterns and garments that are perfect for springtime. That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for light spring shawls lately!
Just in case you love the idea of knitting yourself or your loved ones some beautiful and light but warm shawls that they can wear in the spring when the breeze is still chilly just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the nicest knitting patterns that we’ve come across so far this season.
1. Finally Spring shawl
When you think of wearing a shawl, are you fully aware that you actually really prefer wearing something like a wrap because you like the coverage you get from something with a little more length and width? Then we think you’ll get along very well indeed with this large but light rectangular lap from Noble Knits that keeps spring in the theme with its pretty leaf motif.
2. Spring Rain shawl
Like us, are you the kind of knitter who loves a piece in which both simple and more challenging techniques are contrasted in different sections, so you get breaks in between different parts of the piece? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Love Knitting alternated simple stitches with a stunningly delicate looking lace border.
3. Tree of Light spring shawl
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of knitting delicate lace because that’s your favourite kind of knitting to do? Perhaps it was actually our talk of knitted leaf motifs that really piqued your interest. In either case, we have a feeling you’ll appreciate the way Cordula Surmann-Schmitt used simple lace techniques to create this stunning “tree of life” inspired spring shawl that’s very light indeed.
4. Signs of Spring eyelet shawl
Perhaps you love the idea of having some kind of delicate detailing in your shawl but you’re just not sure you’re quite ready for the challenge that is delicate lace knitting, since you’re still a little bit of a beginner when it comes to that? Then perhaps you’d have a bit more luck with eyelets instead! We’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way This Man Knits made this lovely semi-circle shawl that’s light enough for a spring evening.
5. Lace Triangle shawl
Have you always actually preferred triangularly shaped shawls because you love the way they hang down farther in the front, but you’re looking for a light spring design that’s going to give you a little more than just a good shape? In that case, we absolutely think you should take a look at the way Knifty Knittings made this light mesh shawl with a lovely long fringe.
6. Spring Vibes shawl
Even though you’re no quite feeling ready to tackle challenges like lace panels or complicated borders, you can still play with stitch alterations and add some texture and visual technique to a light spring shawl! We love this particular shawl pattern from Darn Good Yarn for precisely that with the way it alternates between regular stockinette and a looser, longer stitch.
7. Spring Break lace edge shawl
Are you actually stilling thinking about how much you love the idea of contrasting a simple stockinette stitch with a pretty lace border but you’re just not sure that a leaf motif like the one you saw earlier is quite your style? In that case, perhaps you’d prefer the way Jolly Knits made a pretty lace border that looks like tiny spring flowers instead!
8. Spring Carnival shawl
What if you are feeling incredibly intrigued by the idea of making contrasting stitched sections but you still just haven’t quite seen the pattern that grabs your interest the best yet because you’re concerned that you need something a little simpler, even in its detail? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Emily Walton made this light spring shawl with garter, stockinette, and mesh eyelets.
9. Zaden spring shawl
Perhaps you’re actually the kind of knitter who always prefers a simple, standard garter pattern because you love the smooth, steadiness of it, so you’d prefer to keep things consistent and concentrate on colours for your springtime element instead? In that case, we have a feeling that this wonderfully striped light shawl design from Very Pink Knits might be right up your alley! They even show you how to change your colours nice and neatly.
10. The Joys of Spring shawl
Are you actually so in love with all of the elements and ideas you’ve seen so far in the various patterns we’ve shown you but now you feel like you can’t decide which element you like best? Then why not find yourself a pattern where you don’t have to pick and choose because it’s got all of the things? Take a look at how this design from Cowgirl Blues features mesh eyelets, a lace border, garter, stockinette, and some colour striping!
11. Spring Cleaning shawl
Just in case you’re sitting here scrolling through our list and thinking about how, despite the fact that you’re a beginner who needs quite a simple pattern, you’d still like to add at least an easy border, here’s a great pattern that will help you do just that! Check out how Knitting Today made it happen using simple, subtle yarn over techniques.
12. Ode to Spring shawl
Have you actually been scrolling through our list and thinking about how, in addition to knitting something that’s sized to feel light because of its size, you’d really like to use a very light weighted yarn as well, since you actually prefer knitting with sock weight or smaller on a regular basis? In that case, we have a feeling Emmy Couture has the perfect pattern for you! We love the way they get a little bit of simple stitch detail in alternating sections as well.
13. As Spring Arrives shawl
Rather than making a shawl that has many small leaves knit right into its fabric, would you actually prefer to make a shawl that resemble the shape of a leaf all around the border? In that case, we have a feeling this stunning pattern from Verily Knits might be right up your alley. Of course, it’s not shaped precisely like a leaf, but the tri-tips around the outside certainly drive the inspiration home.