Yarn for shawls

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.

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

Aileen Parry

I can honestly say that this is the best yarn I have ever used. It was a dream to crochet with, and feels so soft. There is also enough yardage to make an adult sized shawl. The feel and drape of the finished product shows that this really is a deluxe yarn, and worth purchasing for that special project, and worth every penny. I used the colour Martian Pink that transitions so beautifully throughout the shawl. You really won't be disappointed.


Really easy to work with, lovely soft cotton and the colour transitions are lovely. I would just pass on a hint though. Particularly if you start from the middle to get that version of the transition once you get about 2/3rds of the way through the yarn does come out in lumps and knot. I am now on shawl number 4 and wound the cotton off into a ball first :-)

Jessica Aldis

I'm currently making a crochet "virus" shawl in this yarn. It's a real pleasure to work with, kind to my skin, and resulting in a lovely fabric with a good drape. I like the long colour changes, and the way these are produced, changing one strand at a time, results in a very subtle gradation of shades. And talking of colour, the choice is amazing.

Kassie Davidson Tooby

I ❤️Hobbii. The best service and always a gift and a sweetie 🍬 but as wonderful as they are I was completely blown away by the Twirls Deluxe! I opened the parcel, and within five minutes I was crocheting with this glorious cotton yarn. The colours are stunning and is so soft it is a joy to work with. Thank you Hobbii ❤️❤️❤️

Ellie Hooper

I am delighted with this yarn and the colours blend beautifully. Twirls Deluxe is very forgiving to work with and colour is true to images mates on website. I was very impressed with after sales service and regular updates on my order. Certainly Hobbii benefits r commendation to my crafty colleagues. I will be ordering again!


Not only was the service excellent the yarn is a delight to use. It is the first time I have used cotton king but I will be using it again! The colours are beautiful with the changes appearing in your work so subtly that you don't even realise it. An excellent product, highly recommended from an excellent company.

Siobhan Delaney

I was so pleased with this, wool it was absolutely beautiful. The service from Hobbii was fantastic too, with updates on my delivery. I even had free cellophane gift bags included in my order. I will definitely order again from Hobbii and would recommend them to anyone.


Yet another super bargain! This company is not doing much good for my stash! This yarn is soft and easy to work with. The colours are beautiful. The service is also wonderful - very good communication, delivery is fast and packaging was great. I would highly recommend!

Jan Parsons

This is gorgeous cotton to work with. It’s fine and light. The colour changes are long and are beautifully blended. I’m crocheting another virus shawl with it .... probably not my last !!! It was a really good price on sale too ..an added bonus ❤️

Marcella McDonnell

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.

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Twirls - Cotton Kings

100% cotton

£7.40  £11.90
SAVE 45%

Cookie - Järbo

100% Acrylic

£5.80  £10.50
SAVE 39%

Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

100% Cotton

£12.90  £21.00
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Lollipop - Hobbii

20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

£8.10  £13.50
SAVE 15%

Twister - Hobbii

55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

£18.70  £22.00
SAVE 14%

Daylight - Bumbo

100% Acrylic

£3.95  £4.60
SAVE 16%

Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

£13.00  £15.50
SAVE 31%

Shine - Mayflower

48% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 4% Sequins

£17.90  £26.00
SAVE 11%

Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamid, 10% Cashmere

£32.00  £35.90
SAVE 20%

MayFlowers 3 - Mayflower

50% cotton and 50% acrylic.

£14.40  £18.00
SAVE 30%

MayFlower Party - Mayflower

48% cotton, 48% acrylic, 4% metal

£16.80  £24.00
SAVE 20%

Mayflowers 4 - Mayflower

50% cotton and 50% acrylic

£14.40  £18.00
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Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamid, 10% Cashmere

£106.00  £143.60
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