Yarn for shawls

Colorful Yarn for Shawls and Scarfs

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.

Other Project with Scarf Yarn

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.

Buy Yarn for Shawls Online – Quick and Easy

Here at Hobbii, 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

Kimberly Lagacé

This is my go-to yarn for shawls. I started using two cakes to make one shawl so that they grow into lovely snuggleups. :-) Lightweight and so drapey, the yarn washes well if you follow the directions.

Velma Johnson

This was my first time working with Mohair. I loved how the yarn worked up. So soft and elegant looking. I made a newborn romper and bonnet in a flash. I was surprised this yarn did not tangle. Congratulations on a very nice product I will be purchasing again.


Soft, light and easy to work with. Prefer this over many of the other 100% acrylics I've worked with. Hope they don't discontinue this as the Sunrise color is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to see this in even more color schemes!


I bought 2 bags and got 8 different twisters. They are beautiful and soft, the glitter does not feel scratchy at all. The glitter thread has a colour that matches the rest of the cake. I am so, so happy with my purchase!


This yarn is exquisite. Theres definitely a learning curve to working with 4 strand yarn, but the outcome is incredible. The color changes are awesome and I'd buy out Hobbii's stock of this stuff if I could. Love it.

Sarah Aaron

Beautiful gradient and feel! The threads like to separate, so it takes a little getting used to but after the first few rows I almost forgot about that issue completely! Perfect for crocheting gorgeous, light shawls!


This last lot - I have not got yet.!! But, I already have some of this Kid silk. and its stunning to work with, and looks great with a few beads sprinkled over it. Makes lovely evening wear.


This yarn is exquisite; the 30% silk composition makes it supersoft and very comfortable to knit on its own, double stranded or with another yarn. I hope they extend the colour range

Jane Tamplen

I love this yarn! First purchase from y'all, and it is wonderful! Wish I'd bought more to start, but I'll haunt the site until the colors I need are back in stock. Thanks, y'all!


I got lucky to get 2 sets where each of the 4 were different. Pretty! and shiny! I am looking forward to creating something... just need the perfect pattern!

SAVE 40%

Diablo - Hobbii

Lace weight40% Acrylic, 30% Mohair, 30% Polyamide

$3.30  $5.49
SAVE 31%

Universe - Hobbii

Fingering, Sock98% Premium Acrylic, 2% Polyester

$6.20  $8.99

Twirls - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

SAVE 31%

Twister - Hobbii

Sport55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

$20.00  $29.00
SAVE 19%

Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$22.00  $27.00

Cookie - Järbo

Worsted100% Acrylic

SAVE 17%

Magic Sock Wool - Happy Sheep

Fingering, Sock70% Superwash Wool, 30% Polyamide

$8.70  $10.49

Super Kid Silk - Mayflower

Lace weight76% Mohair, 24% Silk

SAVE 15%

Lollipop - Hobbii

Worsted20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

$14.90  $17.50
SAVE 17%

Diablo Glitter - Hobbii

Lace weight37% Acrylic, 31% Polyamide, 28% Mohair, 4% Polyester

$4.95  $5.99

Kid Silk - Hobbii

Lace weight70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk


Azalea - Hobbii

Sport52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic

SAVE 27%

Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

Worsted30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

$14.30  $19.49
SAVE 17%

Diablo Multi - Hobbii

Super Bulky40% Acrylic, 30% Mohair, 30% Polyamide

$9.50  $11.49
SAVE 19%

Butterfly - Hobbii

Light Worsted, DK100% Premium Acrylic

$13.70  $16.90

Twirls Nation - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$14.80  $15.80
SAVE 30%

Twirls Pastello - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$11.00  $15.80
SAVE 10%

Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

Sport65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamid, 10% Cashmere

$41.00  $45.49

Horizon - Hobbii

Light Worsted, DK100% Premium Acrylic


Twister Glitter (faulty batch) - Hobbii

Sport53% Cotton, 43% Acrylic, 4% Polyester

SAVE 15%

Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

Sport65% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamid, 10% Cashmere

$155.00  $181.96

Twirls Shadow - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$15.80 Sold Out
SAVE 12%

Unicorn - Hobbii

Fingering, Sock75% Merino Wool, 25% Polyamide

$26.00  $29.49 Sold Out
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