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.

Jane Tamplen

Love Horizon yarn! I had bought 3 different colorways to start, 1 of each color. I fell in love with it even more while crocheting with it. I ordered some more Sunrise as soon as it was in stock. So, as soon as I finish with Sunrise, I'll be buying more to complete the other projects I started with the other colors. Hobbii, y'all done good!

Kellie K Platter


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.


Love these colors, just wish I could order them in 1200 or 1400 lengths. But I buy as many as I can within reason and availability. Can't wit till the other colors come in. my favorite kind of yarn to work with the drape is like no other.


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!


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

Diablo - Hobbii

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

SAVE 19%

Twirls Deluxe - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$22.00  $27.00
SAVE 21%

Twister - Hobbii

Sport55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic

$23.00  $29.00

Mohair Delight - Hobbii

Worsted50% Mohair, 50% Acrylic

SAVE 16%

Twirls - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$13.30  $15.80

Universe - Hobbii

Fingering, Sock98% Premium Acrylic, 2% Polyester

SAVE 16%

Twirls Shadow - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$13.30  $15.80
SAVE 19%

Horizon - Hobbii

Light Worsted, DK100% Premium Acrylic

$13.40  $16.49
SAVE 11%

Cookie - Järbo

Worsted100% Acrylic

$12.40  $13.90
SAVE 18%

Twirls Pastello - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$13.00  $15.80

Super Kid Silk - Mayflower

Lace weight76% Mohair, 24% Silk


Diablo Multi - Hobbii

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


Diablo Glitter - Hobbii

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


Magic Sock Wool - Happy Sheep

Fingering, Sock70% Superwash Wool, 30% Polyamide

SAVE 16%

Universe XL - Hobbii

Light Worsted, DK98% Premium Acrylic, 2% Polyester

$8.40  $9.99

Lollipop - Hobbii

Worsted20% Wool, 80% HB Acrylic


Kid Silk - Hobbii

Lace weight70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk


Super Kid Silk Print - Mayflower

Lace weight76% Mohair, 24% Silk

SAVE 17%

Lollipop Melange - Hobbii

Worsted30% wool & 70% HB acrylic

$16.20  $19.49

Rainbow Lace Print - Hobbii

Lace weight100% Mercerized Cotton


Dolce Cashmere - Hobbii

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


Unicorn - Hobbii

Fingering, Sock75% Merino Wool, 25% Polyamide


Azalea - Hobbii

Sport52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic

SAVE 19%

Butterfly - Hobbii

Light Worsted, DK100% Premium Acrylic

$13.70  $16.90

Twirls Nation - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

SAVE 18%

Twirls Pastello Wonder Pack - Cotton Kings

Sport100% Cotton

$52.00  $63.20

Dolce Cashmere Wonderbag - Hobbii

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

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