15 Lace Shawl Knit Patterns

Now seems like a pretty good time to focus on a little challenge whose reward is pure beauty. Like an heirloom piece of lace that you might discover in an old chest in the attic, these lace shawl knit patterns are mind-bogglingly gorgeous—and it’s even more mind-boggling to think you can actually make them with your own two hands!

I am a lover of shawls, and these knitted lace shawls are one of my favorite types of make. Versatile, they can be made in rectangle, triangle, or circular shapes and are a great way to add an elegant touch to an evening dress or a hint of boho style to your summer day wear! Personally, I need a wrap that can work with all my warm-weather activities and is easy to throw on.

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So with summer coming up, lace knit shawl patterns are the perfect antidote to those days when the weather likes to trick you—warm during the day and just a little too chilly at night. These pieces below will have us professing our love for lace before summer’s end. Scroll down and prepare to get inspired with me!

15 Lace Shawl Knit Patterns

1. Ruska Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Darling Jadore

Delicate eyelet lace cascades amidst a sea of classic knit stitches that all flows in harmony with a lace wave border, making this Ruska Shawl a major stunner! Inspired by the Quaking Aspen trees during Colorado’s autumn season, the knitting pattern allows you to create a dazzling half-circle shawl that can be worn a variety of ways, and is actually really easy to knit.

Ruska Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Darling Jadore

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2. Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl Free Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

Knit from the bottom up, the first rows are daunting but with the decrease rows they just get faster and faster! The garter stitch ruffle has a beautiful flounce to it, and the vertical lines of the lace pattern burst into a fan with the cleverly placed decreases in pattern. Wear this Razor Shell Shawl to your fanciest of holiday parties!

Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl Free Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

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3. Gathering Feathers Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Knit Picks

Inspired by the beauty and ephemeral nature of peacock feathers, this shawl starts at the neck with pretty, simple patterning, and as you go further the stitches get more interesting and complex.

Gathering Feathers is a triangular shawl worked flat from the center top with a garter stitch tab to the bottom edging, featuring a picot bind-off.

Gathering Feathers Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Knit Picks

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4. Beginner Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

This comfy shawl features the look of understated waves and open stitching as well as a drapey, airy fit. The super soft, hand-dyed yarn makes it an extra special summer accessory. Easy to dress it up or down, this wrap looks beautiful with your favorite sundress, evening outfit, and even your beachwear. It’s knit with a simple four row repeat so it’s a great pattern for a beginners who would like to try lace!

Beginner Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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5. Mystic Desire Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Anna Dalvi

Sharpen your knitting needles and wind the lace yarn. At the end of this adventure, you will have a gorgeous lace shawl created by your dedicated work and your heart’s desire.

Mystic Desire Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Anna Dalvi

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6. Little Sparrow Shawl Knitting Pattern by Kira K Designs

This whisper-light shawl drapes gracefully from the shoulders, with a pretty lace border radiating out from a simple textured yoke. The 3/4-circle shape keeps it in place without the need for a pin. This is a deceptively simple design, with an intricate-looking result.

Little Sparrow Shawl Knitting Pattern by Kira K Designs

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7. Subtle Leaves Knit Shawl Pattern by Yarnspirations

Here’s an intermediate lace knit shawl that’s a great introduction for beginner lace knitters. This understated lace pattern is worked with an invisible centre spine, while the stitch definition of Patons Silk Bamboo accentuates this shawl’s lace border. 

Subtle Leaves Knit Shawl Pattern by Yarnspirations

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8. Sweetgum Shawl Knitting Pattern by Margaret R Weinert-Lishner

This simple lace shawl is inspired by the hanging branches of the Sweetgum trees found in Savannah, Georgia. using an all-over eyelet mesh, this triangle shawl is a great option for beginner knitters who want a light, quick project to take on the road. Not to mention, it looks pretty stylish too.

Sweetgum Shawl Knitting Pattern by Margaret R Weinert-Lishner

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9. Rosewater Lace Knit Shawl Pattern by Woolenberry

With its soft curves and beautiful lace, Rosewater is a stunning shawl you’ll want to knit all over again. An inspiring and enjoyable knit, Rosewater looks more complex than it really is. Worked from the top down, it knits up quickly and flies off the needles in no time.

The signature lace incorporated in this pattern is a unique combination of dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet lace. Beautiful, versatile, and fully reversible, Rosewater is a joy to knit and easy to wear. 

Rosewater Lace Knit Shawl Pattern by Woolenberry

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10. Schmetterling Lace Knit Shawl Pattern by Adrienne Ku

A combination of simple increases and decreases create the lovely lace pattern for this Schmetterling Lace Shawl. Knit from the top down so you can easily make a larger or smaller version by altering the number of repeats.

Schmetterling Lace Knit Shawl Pattern by Adrienne Ku

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11. Beginner Lace Shawl Free Knitting Pattern by Stitch & Hustle

Something about a simple yet lovely design just makes my heart smile. If lace knitting has scared you or seemed overwhelming then this is the pattern for you. It has a great repeat to let you dive into lace knitting wit confidence!

Beginner Lace Shawl Free Knitting Pattern by Stitch & Hustle

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12. Dreaming Of Spring Knitted Lace Shawl Pattern by The Knotting Way

The early spring flowers have started to poke through the ground and the vines are growing tiny leaf buds. These first signs of spring remind me of the coming warm days and bright sunshine. Dreaming of Spring is a rectangular shawl knit in lace weight wool. Reminiscent of early spring days, the vine edging frames the main snowdrop flower pattern.

Dreaming Of Spring Knitted Lace Shawl Pattern by The Knotting Way

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13. Vane Free Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Biscotte Yarns

This Vane Shawl has the laciest look of all the shawls in this list and that’s due to both the large lace edge and the light and airy yarn. It looks delicate, making this a good choice to wear with formal wear or even as a bridal accessory.

Vane Free Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Biscotte Yarns

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14. Ginger Wrap Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

This multi-functional Ginger Wrap is the perfect lightweight companion for jaunts through the jungle or a casual stroll through town. With a gentle tapered shape and simple lace repeat, it exudes sophistication and elegance.

Ginger Wrap Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

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15. Sunshower Free Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Knit Picks

When the weather begins to warm, this cotton blend shawl is the perfect project to wrap around your shoulders. Dropped stitches and loopy fringe keeps this easy project interesting and fun, no matter your level of knitting experience.

Sunshower Free Lace Shawl Knit Pattern by Knit Picks

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KEEPING ONE OF THESE DELIGHTFUL LACE SHAWL KNIT PATTERNS AROUND WILL HELP US STAY PREPARED FOR WARM DAYS AND LOOKING BETTER THAN EVER.

What’s your favorite shawl style? Let us know by posting your knitted pieces on our Facebook Page. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Now that you are on a roll, you might also enjoy 27 Knitted Shawl Patterns, 27 Knitted Prayer Shawl Patterns, Stunning Shawlette Knitting Patterns, and FREE Reyna Knitting Pattern Shawl we have on our site. We also have Shawl Pin Ideas for keeping your shawl in place.

You’ll want to make every one of these lace shawl knit patterns, so grab your needles and get started (and don’t forget to tell a friend so they can enjoy their own copy!).