On Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crafting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.
Instead of sharing crochet patterns, this week I’m doing a special link blast of knitting patterns! I’ll be back to the regular schedule of crochet patterns next week. Are you looking for a great knitting project to give as a gift, donate to charity, or (gasp!) make for yourself in a “selfish knitting” session? You’re sure to find at least one beautiful shawl in this roundup that is just perfect for the occasion.
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Easy Cranberry Shawl (photo 3), free knitting pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): If you’re reading this on or before May 6, 2016, please vote for this shawl in @AllFreeKnitting’s comment contest for your chance to win a prize! This triangular shawl is knit mostly with garter stitch, making it a great project for a newbie knitter. The mirrored, plaited cables keep it interesting for more experienced knitters.
Citron Zest Shawlette, free knitting pattern by @extravayarnza for @willowyarns: This triangular shawl combines stripes and scallops.
Dropped and Found Wrap (photo 1), free knitting pattern by @Jessie_AtHome: This rectangular wrap uses woven dropped stitches and includes several helpful tutorials.
Color Block Kerchief, free knitting pattern via @Yarnspirations1: This bold, striped kerchief is made with 3 colors of Caron United yarn.
Stellar Stripes Shawl (photo 5), free knitting pattern by @Marly_Bird: This half circle shawl is also available as a crochet version.
Dark Tide, free knitting pattern by Caitlin ffrench: This triangular shawl also includes suede lace.
Sateenkaari, free knitting pattern by Eeva Kesäkuu: This vibrant, striped crescent shawl pattern is available in both English and Finnish.
Princess Hibiscus Shawl (photo 2), free knitting pattern by @KristinOmdahl for @thecrochetdude: This lightweight shawl makes a great beach cover up and is available in a crochet version, too.
Ochil Shawl, free knitting pattern by Clare Hutchinson: This shawl combines garter stitch, mesh lace, and slipped stitches.
Hepta Shawl, free knitting pattern via @premieryarns: This lovely striped shawl also features slipped stitch details.
A Peaceful Shawl (photo 4), free knitting pattern by @fiberflux: This lovely shawl can be made with just one skein of Lion Brand Homespun as a comfort wrap.
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Chelsea Bridge Shawl, free knitting pattern by Shannon Dunbabin for @CascadeYarns: This lacy shawl is made with 2 skeins of Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima.
Rose Quartz Shawl, free knitting pattern by Rozetti Yarns for @_diamondyarn: This rectangular shawl features a chevron lace pattern.
Piece by Piece Shawl, free knitting pattern via @Garnstudio: This triangular shawl features mitered Domino squares.
Jiggety Jig, free knitting pattern by Cheri McEwen: This side-to-side knit shawl features a chevron pattern in the center.