In keeping with tradition, I present you with my version of Freebie Friday. Since I’m working on a triangular shawl in worsted weight, I trolled Ravelry for similar shawls. All of the patterns seem to be rather adaptable to different gauges and offer options for changing the size to suit your needs. Here are 5 for you to consider…
1: Fuzzy Bottom by Joyce FassbenderThis triangular shawlette is worked from the center back to the bottom edge. The pattern suggests finishing off the shawl with a small amount (40 yards) of a different yarn, perfect for that small ball of luxury yarn or a little bit of leftover stash yarn.
2. The Stay-Put Shawl by Jen ReillyThis is a formula to create a shawl to work with your particular needs. It is worked from the center back to the bottom edge and can be stopped anywhere- great for those of us who like to use up every last scrap of yarn!
3. SuperSimple Scandinavian Style Shawl by Sarah HowardThis is a basic recipe for a Scandinavian-style shawl. Jump on this one quickly, because the designer has noted that it will eventually be released as a more detailed paid pattern.
4. Arrowhead Lace Shawl by DragonWing ArtsThis shawl is worked from the bottom up and can easily be adapted to any gauge. This one in particular looks like a great summer shawl.
5. Harvest Colors Shoulder Shawl by Lidia TsymbalThis shawl uses a simple lace pattern to highlight the color changes of variegated yarn. It also includes directions for a crocheted bobble trim if you’re the bobble-y type!
The links I provided are all to the Ravelry project pages. The first four shawls are all published as free Ravelry downloads. Here is a separate link to the designer’s blog post for the Harvest Colors Shoulder Shawl. Maybe some of you will decide to knit a “hug” for someone close to you- I’d love to hear about it!