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

Moma G

This yarn is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so sad to see it discontinued. The yardage is excellent and the color saturation is fabulous. My only regret is that I didn't find it until there was only one color left.

Kay Gill

Love the vibrant colours, more than happy with this wool, nice and soft to the touch and a pleasure to use. Top marks🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

sara bryan

super super soft and drapes very nicely. super happy with this.

Terri Davis

Made a BEAUTIFUL shawl with this. It turned out fantastic

Tina I

I purchased Hobbii Twister to make a shawl for my sister and my friends upcoming birthdays. I wanted a quality yarn and equally affordable. I first learned about this yarn on one of my FB crochet groups and after a little research I soon found myself ordering 3 cakes and some extra yarn as well. The color options, the ability to LOOK at actual projects made with the colors you are considering made it an easy decision to buy from Hobbii. The yarn came a little earlier than expected , I was updated from Hobbii at all times from the order from start to finish. Quality yarn affordable prices, extraordinary customer service. I WILL be buying from here over and over. Thank you Hobbi. Tina


I am absolutely IN LOVE with Twister! I only purchased one skein because I'd just about given up on finding a cotton yarn I really liked. I could kick myself in the butt for not having ordered more!!! It is extremely soft, crochets BEAUTIFULLY, and the colors of Sweet Olive are gorgeous! The shipping was extremely reasonable and arrived to my rural Texas home right on time. I believe I've tried every yarn in the U.S. over the past six years and have been left unsatisfied. I felt I had been looking for a yarn that didn't exist...until I opened my mailbox yesterday. Can't wait to order more and try your different yarns. Many thanks y'all!

Joanne Win

Oh my, oh my.... So what did I expect and concerns from 50/50 cotton acrylic Yarn that I have not seen or felt myself? Soft, gentle against the skin, quality of the yarn, are the claimed graduated colour change really as they claim, will one really be enough to make a shawl.... I have been crocheting the shawl over a couple of days and I have no negative reaction to the dye, it's super soft against my skin, it's easy to work up and is exceeding expectations so far... Will update with a photo on completion of the shawl. Thanks awfully for this great product.

Susan Owens

The Twister Yarn collection is unbelievable! Each cake is HUGE! I was surprised when I received my order not only how large the cakes were, but how soft the yarn is. The colors are displayed true to the website so the color you choose is what you will receive. I purchased quite a few different cakes with different color pathways and I can't wait to work up each in the patterns I also chose here on the website. These cakes are going to be transformed into some beautiful shaws and wraps. You will not be disappointed choosing the Twister Yarn collection!

Jill Gardner

This is the first time I have bought from Hobbii. Definitely not the last. I have just finished knitting a shawl for my eldest daughter using Twister. I was initially a bit hesitant buying a cotton/ acrylic blend but not anymore, (the next order is already on the way). The softness and drape of the finished shawl is fantastic and it is a delight to work with. The tiny knots for the colour changes disappear into the knitting. My youngest daughter was so impressed I am now about to knit her a shawl using a different colour of Twister.

Sandra Nethery

This yarn opens up a whole new world of excitement in crocheted articles. It makes my creations even MORE fun as the changes of colors are so beautiful and subtle. I have been working with this yarn for months and have not come across one single flaw in any of the wheels. The way in which the tiny knots are placed on the individual threads is truly ingenious and completely undetectable in my finished items. The shawls and scarves have such an elegant drape. I'm loving all the compliments and my newfound joy in crocheting!

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Twirls - Cotton Kings

100% cotton

$9.30  $15.80
SAVE 48%

Cookie - Järbo

100% Acrylic

$7.20  $13.90
SAVE 42%

Lollipop - Hobbii

20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

$10.20  $17.50
SAVE 40%

Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

100% Cotton

$16.10  $27.00
SAVE 44%

Twister - Hobbii

55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

$16.10  $29.00
SAVE 45%

Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

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

$25.00  $45.49
SAVE 17%

Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

$16.20  $19.49

Daylight - Bumbo

100% Acrylic

SAVE 34%

Shine - Mayflower

48% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 4% Sequins

$22.50  $34.00
SAVE 20%

MayFlowers 3 - Mayflower

50% cotton and 50% acrylic.

$18.40  $23.00
SAVE 30%

MayFlower Party - Mayflower

48% cotton, 48% acrylic, 4% metal

$21.70  $31.00
SAVE 20%

Mayflowers 4 - Mayflower

50% cotton and 50% acrylic

$18.40  $23.00
SAVE 27%

Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

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

$132.00  $181.96
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