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


This yarn is amazing. I bought this to do a mini throw for a friend. They wanted the colours to match their deco and I found the perfect colour(s) in just one cake. Again hobbii tell you everything about the yarn specifics which is brilliant. I couldn't be more happier. I shall be purchasing more twister yarns highly recommended.


I made a long scarf using four o these and a size 5.5 hook which produced a very lose knit, it is a great yarn to work with, very delicate and the results are simply beautiful. It is great to experiment with colours and the end scarf was very soft and fluffy, geat choice!


I absolutely love this yarn! It works up so softly and I love the colours. I wish there were more colour ranges and I would buy them again and again! Currently waiting on it to come back in stock so I can finish my project 🥰

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

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 .

Jane Gordon-Clark

Love this yarn. Good long colour run. Not many knots. I made a corner to corner oblong blanket. The borders are done using matching/blending dk from stash. Just got to block.


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.


Lovely soft yarn. Works up beautifully. No issues frogging. Lovely stitch definition. Will definitely repurchase. One cake is plenty for a medium sized shawl.


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.

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Diablo - Hobbii

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

£2.40  £4.50
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Twirls - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£7.10  £11.90
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Universe - Hobbii

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

£4.20  £6.90
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Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£12.70  £21.00
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Diablo Wild Print - Hobbii

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

£3.00  £5.50
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Universe XL - Hobbii

DK98% Premium Acrylic, 2% Polyester

£4.20  £7.50
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Twister - Hobbii

4 ply55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

£13.10  £22.00
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Lollipop - Hobbii

Aran20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

£7.10  £13.50
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Twirls Shadow - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£7.10  £11.90
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Cookie - Järbo

Aran100% Acrylic

£6.90  £10.50
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Super Kid Silk - Mayflower

1 ply76% Mohair, 24% Silk

£5.90  £7.90
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Diablo Glitter - Hobbii

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

£2.65  £4.90
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Universe Sock Wool - Hobbii

2 ply, 3 ply74% Wool, 24% Polyamide, 2% Polyester

£6.00  £9.90
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Mohair Delight - Hobbii

Aran50% Mohair, 50% Acrylic

£3.85  £5.90
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Diablo Multi - Hobbii

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

£5.10  £9.50

Kid Silk - Hobbii

1 ply70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk

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Twirls Pastello - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£7.10  £11.90
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Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

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

£25.00  £35.90

Magic Sock Wool - Happy Sheep

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

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Universe Christmas Color Pack, 4 x 100 g (3.5 oz) - Hobbii

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

£16.70  £27.60
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Rainbow Lace Print - Hobbii

1 ply100% Mercerized Cotton

£3.20  £3.90
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Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

Aran30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

£7.80  £15.50

Horizon - Hobbii

DK100% Premium Acrylic

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Butterfly - Hobbii

DK100% Premium Acrylic

£10.90  £13.50
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Twirls Nation - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£7.10  £11.90

Diablo Print - Hobbii

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

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Twirls Pastello Wonder Pack - Cotton Kings

4 ply100% Cotton

£33.00  £47.60

Super Kid Silk Print - Mayflower

1 ply76% Mohair, 24% Silk


Unicorn - Hobbii

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


Azalea - Hobbii

4 ply52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic


Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

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

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