Yarn for shawls

Colorful Yarn for Shawls and Scarfs

In this category, you will find our most popular yarns for crocheting or knitting a shawl. The shawl is the clothing item that most crocheters and knitters give a go – and it is a really good beginner project. We have a wide variety of patterns and designs for shawls. You can make a shawl in a very simple design or a much more complicated one. Please start by finding inspiration among the many different crochet patterns or knitting patterns for shawls, ponchos and scarves on our site.

The Many Great Qualities of Yarn for Shawls

Common for all the yarns, we recommend for shawls, is that they have incredibly beautiful color transitions which add a unique look to the shawls. Typically, cake-yarns are used since they are known for being large and round skeins in which the color transition changes from the inside to the outside. They are available in wool, cotton, acrylic and a combination of these, and they are available in various yarn weights and color combinations. There is something for you who prefer bright colors as well as you who prefer the more soft colors.

One thing you have to consider, is the choice of material. If you prefer natural materials, you should choose wool which is known for being a naturally temperature regulating material that can absorb up to 35% moisture without it feeling cold or wet. Do you need to be able to wash your shawl in the washing machine, we recommend cotton and/or acrylic. Acrylic is often praised for being sturdy and extremely durable, and then you can wash it over and over again without it affecting color, shape or longevity.

Other Project with Scarf Yarn

The special yarns we recommend for shawls can, of course, also be used for a ton of other knitting- and crocheting projects. Besides ponchos and scarves, you can also use the yarn for creating a soft blanket for the couch or the stroller, a pretty little baby dress with beautiful color transitions or perhaps a skirt in summer colors.

Please remember, you can always find a large selection of patterns on our site.

Be Inspired by Others

Do you wish to see various yarns in use or do you lack further inspiration for the individual patterns? At Hobbii you can see pictures of other customers’ results. Click on the yarn in question and choose “Picture Gallery”. Here you can also upload your own finished projects as inspiration for both us and many others. Heartfelt thanks.

Buy Yarn for Shawls Online – Quick and Easy

Here at Hobbii, we strive to be some of the best and fastest at delivering yarn for shawls and other yarn supplies. Thus, you always receive your goods no later than 3 weekdays after you placed your order online. We take great pride in having a high standard customer service and you can always call us, if you have any questions regarding some of our products. We always provide you with a full refund on goods ordered via our online shop.

Contact Hobbii

You are always welcome to contact us, if you have any questions regarding our yarn or need help ordering. You can contact us via our contact form, and we will answer you as quickly as possible. We are looking forward to welcoming you as a customer.

What our customers say about Yarn for shawls

Mary Banks

I have made 4 snoods using this yarn. It is lovely when completed. Very fine and took a little time to get used to crocheting it. Everyone was thrilled with the snoods, they are beautifully soft and sluffy, a hit.


This yarn is really soft and the colour is so rich. There is no 'gradient' to the colour as described though. The colour changes happen suddenly with almost no transition (1cm) Gorgeous though, and lovely to work with

Melissa Stuart

LOVE this yarn! Bought it on a whim while it was on sale and I just love how it worked out. I've used two balls so far on a blanket and just ordered another. I'd have a cupboard filled if I could.

May McCaul

Felt strange at first but after first couple of rows is lovely and soft. Knitting a wee blanket for my great granddaughter due in September. I call it the rainbow blanket colours are gorgeous .


This yarn is a pleasure to work with and the colours are amazing. Bought Sunset (03), Sky (05) and Eclipse (06). Just finished a blanket in Sunset and I absolutely love it.


Just started knitting with this. It feels a little hard in the hand, but knits up softer somehow, with a lovely striped effect. Good value for money.

Susanne Cenaj

Very fine and light, beautiful texture. I would use needles or hook one size bigger, that makes it easier not to get tangled in the fine fluff.

Stephanie Beckett-Davies

Beautiful cotton yarn for a C2C project. The help hint to keep the individual strands together using a bead is spot on.


So much to say, beautiful range of colours. All gorgeous. So difficult to choose what to buy (I want one of all!!)


I absolutely love working with this, wish I was able to get more of Ocean colour 04

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Horizon - Hobbii

DK100% Premium Acrylic

£9.50  £12.90
SAVE 34%

Cookie - Järbo

Aran100% Acrylic

£6.90  £10.50
SAVE 30%

Universe - Hobbii

2 ply, 3 ply98% Premium Acrylic, 2% Polyester

£4.80  £6.90
SAVE 16%

Diablo - Hobbii

1 ply40% Acrylic, 30% Mohair, 30% Polyamide

£3.80  £4.50
SAVE 36%

Magic Sock Wool - Happy Sheep

2 ply, 3 ply70% Superwash Wool, 30% Polyamide

£5.40  £8.50
SAVE 29%

Mohair Delight - Hobbii

Aran50% Mohair, 50% Acrylic

£4.20  £5.90
SAVE 36%

Azalea - Hobbii

4 ply52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic

£9.50  £14.90

Twirls - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

SAVE 19%

Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£17.00  £21.00
SAVE 16%

Twister - Hobbii

4 ply55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

£18.50  £22.00
SAVE 34%

Diablo Glitter - Hobbii

1 ply37% Acrylic, 31% Polyamide, 28% Mohair, 4% Polyester

£3.25  £4.90
SAVE 42%

Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

Aran30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

£9.00  £15.50
SAVE 18%

Lollipop - Hobbii

Aran20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

£11.10  £13.50

Super Kid Silk - Mayflower

1 ply76% Mohair, 24% Silk

SAVE 15%

Twirls Shadow - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£10.10  £11.90
SAVE 20%

Super Kid Silk Print - Mayflower

1 ply76% Mohair, 24% Silk

£7.60  £9.50

Kid Silk - Hobbii

1 ply70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk

SAVE 16%

Twirls Pastello - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£10.00  £11.90
SAVE 24%

Twirls Nation - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£9.00  £11.90
SAVE 28%

Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

4 ply65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide, 10% Cashmere

£26.00  £35.90
SAVE 17%

Unicorn - Hobbii

2 ply, 3 ply75% Merino Wool, 25% Polyamide

£19.50  £23.50

Diablo Multi - Hobbii

Super Chunky40% Acrylic, 30% Mohair, 30% Polyamide


Butterfly - Hobbii

DK100% Premium Acrylic

SAVE 16%

Twirls Pastello Wonder Pack - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£40.00  £47.60
SAVE 20%

Twister Glitter (faulty batch) - Hobbii

4 ply53% Cotton, 43% Acrylic, 4% Polyester

£70.00  £88.00
SAVE 13%

Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

4 ply65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide, 10% Cashmere

£125.00  £143.60
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