Monthly Archives: April 2016

Knit or Crochet a Shawl in Spring

Shawl Projects in Kraemer Yarns

Forget sweater weather, it’s shawl season! Knit or crochet, shawls are projects you want to begin now. Changeable weather patterns over the next few months will have you reaching for a shawl time and time again. On, searching for free shawl patterns in lighter weight yarns is easy!

Free Shawl Patterns from Kraemer Yarns

Many shawls feature lace – don’t let that intimidate you, just take it one stitch at a time. Our patterns are suitable to all skill levels. We can see any of these shawls shown above as gifts at a bridal shower or as a Mother’s Day present. Shown above, clockwise from top right:

Which yarns are best for shawls?

Kraemer Yarns makes yarns for every project, from fine fingering weights up through chunky roving style yarn. Remember, there are no knitting or crochet police and you can create beautiful lace with any weight of yarn! As the days become warmer, you might find your project to be more enjoyable when you use a lighter weight of yarn and you can also put it use right away if needed.

Kraemer Yarns Tatamy DK Kraemer Yarns Belfast yarn  Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver Yarn

Tatamy DK is an easy-care blend of cotton and acrylic, designed with babies and children in mind. Why not make a small shawl for a flower girl, First Communion, or even a Baptism gift? Of course, it is great for adults as well. Belfast is a linen blend yarn where cotton, viscose, acrylic and silk are added to the blend for a beautiful rustic look. The muted colors will add a subtle heathery quality to your project. Sterling Silk & Silver is decadent with a blend of merino, silk, nylon and a touch of poly fiber with an aluminum coating. It is perfect for elegant evening attire and for spoiling that special someone.

Helpful Tips for Shawls

Kraemer Yarns on Pinterest

On Pinterest, we’ve curated a board just for Shawls! It has links for even more projects and inspiration, tips on sizing and blocking to help you reach shawl success. Enjoy!