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Asymmetrical Shawl Free Knitting Patterns

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Welcome, knitting beauties! Today we are going crazy with the patterns for Asymmetrical Shawls. The two eye-catching examples we came upon while browsing for fresh ideas inspired us to explore the world of original shapes. What is your go-to form of a knitted shawl? We all love classic triangles, obviously, but sometimes we feel like shaking things up a bit. The authors of these two designs certainly do! Follow in the footsteps of Yarnspirations studio and Laurie Beardsley, experiment with asymmetry and set your inner artist free. Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Enchanting Shawls and Blue Air Shawls.

free knitting patterns for asymmetrical shawls

Electric Sheep

Beata’s shawl reminds me of op-art – an art movement focused on creating optical illusions. Take a look at the photos and notice how the zig-zagging lines create the “ridges”. What I love about this shawl, however, is the use of a stunning tweed yarn – an unpopular choice, but so beautiful.

Skill level: Intermediate Author: Beata Jezek

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Bring Me Sunshine

Jem’s asymmetrical shawl pattern can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. You can use multicolored yarn (just like the original), or go for a classic one-color type. Depending on the hues you use, the openwork will look differently, so try out a few options before committing. 

Skill level: Intermediate Author: Jem Arrowsmith

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Carbon Without Symmetry

Rainbow makes the world a better place, doesn’t it? Obviously! Let’s introduce it to your collection of knitting patterns for shawls. Bright, lightweight, packed with positive energy. Isn’t this design by Yarnspirations studio a dream come true? We certainly see it like that! The original form will make you stand out even from the most fashionable crowd.

Level: upper beginner Author: Yarnspirations Design Studio

Knitted Shawl

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Rosey Sunrise Shawl

Are you wondering what to add to your yarn stash this season? The delightful colors of the sunset are always a great idea. Warm shades of red, orange, and yellow will make you glow! Let’s talk shapes though! How awesome are these spikes? So original! You can leave them on one side or go all the way.

Level: beginner Author: Laurie Beardsley

Orange Knitted Shawl

The original pattern and the photos are available on cascadeyarns.comhere. More info on

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