Six Ways to Wear a Crocheted Shawl

Dec 27, 2010

I love making shawls. But I have trouble wearing them—it just doesn't come naturally to me. Sarah Read, our project editor, can totally wear shawls. I try to learn from her. So, with the help of my friend, Peggy Sue, I styled the Moss Fern Wrap by Kimberly McAlindin (worked in my own azalea colors) to show you six ways to wear a shawl.

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The Classic: Wrap around your shoulders and tie in front.
The Sidewinder: Wrap over one shoulder and tie under the other arm. Designer Vashti Braha wears this style often, quite fantabulously.
The Babushka: It takes attitude to wear a shawl over your head (especially for Peggy Sue, who doesn't have a head.) Totally practical though, when snow is falling.

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Tie Back: This works for a shawl with long points. Wrap the points around the back and tie.
Back Around: Place the back of the shawl around your front, then wrap and pull the ties to the front. You can tie the ends around your neck if you like.
Super Scarf: This is the way I most often wear a shawl. Scrunch the shawl around your neck and wrap and fluff. This is especially lovely with a shawl with a rich border.

I'd love to hear how you wear your shawls! Be sure to check out the fabulous designs in our Best of 2010: Top Ten Patterns for Shawls, Scarves, and Wraps. If you see a couple patterns you like, you should grab it up, since you will get ten patterns for less than the price of three! The Best of 2010 eBooks (including Crochet Accessories and Crochet Sweaters) will be moving out of the store soon, so get them while you can!

Enjoy your crochet!



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Moss Fern Wrap

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A quick piece to crochet, the wrap in the end looks like delicate lace.


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on Dec 27, 2010 3:10 PM

Pretty amazing!

jencruise90 wrote
on Dec 28, 2010 8:15 AM

I love it! Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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ChanellG wrote
on Dec 28, 2010 5:21 PM

Interesting ideas; really like number 5.

2CrochetHook wrote
on Jan 3, 2011 11:48 AM

Wow, ways I never would have thought of. Don't forget around the waist. I always liked that look, almost a gypsy look.


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on Jun 30, 2011 12:23 PM

2CrochetHook beat me to it - I love having my shawl tied on one side of my waist, like an overskirt. (Although I wear it over trousers but you know what I mean!)

mariaintr wrote
on May 21, 2012 11:55 AM

I have one more technique that I use:  start with the classic, then take the ends behind your back and tie.  Keeps the wrap over your back and shoulders and keeps the ends out of your way.  I've used it especially when sitting down to eat - so the ends don't drag through my food.  :0)

on Aug 21, 2012 1:46 AM

I love learning new crochet tips and techniques. Over my years of learning to crochet, I have been fascinated