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.
Great for everyday use
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.
Order your yarn for shawls online – quick and easy
Here at Hobbii.com, 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.
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
I would love to knit mayfair because the colours are so beautiful. I'm a pensioner so I depend on people to donate wool to me. I knit for charity as I've nobody to knit for. I bought your knitting bag and I love it. It's beside me all the time.
I love a bit of sparkle and this yarn has it. I'm making a stole for evening using Panda. It looks very posh.....
Lovely soft wool. Will knit up very cosy. Good range of colours. I like the soft transitions.
The colours are fantastic. Lovely yarn to crochet with. Will buy again.
I made beautiful cupcake baby hats, they are soft and look fabulous
Fabulous wool. Can’t wait to start using it for my jumper!!
Lovely yarn. Crochets up really nicely, a pleasure to use.
Beautiful wool to work with
I cannot get enough of these cakes. The colours are amazing. I was previously using Scheepjes but they are so expensive. I believe the quality of the Hobbii product to be of equal or better quality and the price makes projects worthwhile. I had made a few beach dresses from a pattern I found on Pinterest which ideally need a single colour yarn to ensure the top (which is worked in 2 halves) then matches up under the armholes when you start working in rounds. Because of the price of Hobbii it is possible to work from 2 cakes for the same same price of one of the others. It would also appear that 99% of patterns are for shawls and there are only so many of these that are needed! I am working on my own creation at the moment using 2 cakes so back and front should correspond. Once the dress is finished I’ll share the pattern assuming it works out ok! Service, quality and speed of delivery are exceptional. Many thanks.
I thought that I would give this yarn a try instead of another popular brand to compare them, especially as this brand is cheaper when on offer. This yarn is slightly thicker, but not too much. It has great stitch definition, drape and my work feels lovely and soft. It is great being able to see completed projects here on the website to give an idea of how the different colours look when made up. this has encouraged me to think about choosing one that I may not have done. The only thing that I'm not keen on are the knots where the colour change happens. I found some of the colour changes a bit too abrupt instead of the gradual ones of the other brand I use a lot. It won't stop me using this brand though. Delivery was very quick.