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

Judie McEnallay

This yarn is just so beautiful. I have not yet started the garment it is intended for but just love the graduated colour transitions that blend so seamlessly in the test swatch I did. It crochets very smoothly and makes up quickly but I think it would itch if it was too close to my skin. The description says it is a softer acrylic that is better against your skin but I have sensitive skin and I think this would irritate. However, in saying that, it will be perfect for the project I bought it for and I can't wait to get started. It was also a bonus to get it on sale.

Karin Seim

So soft,colors run together softly all are workingg so well together. Will make great sweaters for grands.can't say enough The colors flow so well, not a very bright and then a bright, you did very well setting up the color flow of this yarn. Bet it will fast once knitters try this yarn!!

Laura McDonald

Excellent yarn. I bought two of the different blues to make boy/men hats for our homeless community. My friends and I (Crochet Angels of Fairbanks, Alaska) make hats, scarves and mittens and take them to shelters throughout the community. This yarn is soft and keeps everyone warm.


Bought this to try Hobbi. The yarn was so soft not one slice in it and arrived in a nice bag . It worked up beautifully into a shawl for me . I will be definitely be purchasing again

Sherri Spencer

I love the colors and the softness of this yarn. I think I will make a little sweater for my Granddaughter. I have ordered 4 times from Hobbii and have never been disappointed.


Oh my word! Can you say squishy yumminess!? I fell in love with this yarn the minute i grabbed it out of the bag. Works up fast and beautiful!

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Amanda F.

I am in love with this yarn. It is amazing quality, no knots, long yardage, and brilliant colors. I will definitely be vuying more!

Nancy Lisak

Love this yarn. It is so soft and easy to crochet. The colors flow nicely without abrupt changes. Will probably order again.

Claudette Pigeon

So soft and pretty combination of colors For crochet or knit a warm and splendid top I recommand them Love my purchase

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Twirls - Cotton Kings

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Lollipop - Hobbii

20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic

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Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

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65% superwash virgin wool, 25% polyamid, 10% cashmere

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