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.

Michele S. Hembree

The yarn is gorgeous. I took it to my knitting group and everyone loved the colors and textures and wanted to know where I got it. They could not believe the great price!! You will have more groupies joining your newsletter. I can't wait to get the socks I am knitting off my needles so I can knit a pair with Happy Sheep.

Chelsea Haywood

Lovely wool, great quality for the price. Colour changes are amazing and the yarn lends itself to so much more than just socks. Glides on the hook. The yarn lends itself well to the inevitable frogging that can occur with certain projects.

Julie A Chaffee Mazza

I love this yarn. It is so easy to work with and so very soft. The colors are beautiful. I recommend this yarn for the projects requiring a super fine yarn. I want to get more of it.

Barbara Donahue

Love the sock yarn. It is working up so nice and colors are so beautiful. Thanks for such a nice product.


OMG the colours are beautiful can't wait to cast on.

Linda Maimur

Very soft yarn and the colours are beautiful

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

Kerryn Wright

I had never ordered from Hobbii before, but saw their cotton/acrylic Twister yarn on sale. I had been looking everywhere for a nice cotton/acrylic yarn cake with changing colours that didn't cost a fortune to buy & then ship to Australia. I was stunned to find that it was free shipping from $74AUD. What?! I purchased 5 Twisters to crochet shawls as Christmas gifts for friends & my Mum. The parcel arrived swiftly with a treat inside, the yarn colours are stunning, deliciously soft & a dream to crochet. I'm beyond excited as the 1st shawl is looking exquisite with it's gorgeous colour changes. Sooooo happy! Defintely going to purchase more in the future.


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!

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