Up to 70% off Clearance Items - Sweet Savings. Shop & Save Now!

7 Single Skein Shawls

Single skein projects make great travel companions. However, they are often quick to complete and depending on the duration of your trip you might not get much mileage out of your project. This is where single skein shawls come in. Because they are usually worked on lighter weight yarn they will give you more crafting hours per project. Below is a list of a few single-skein shawl patterns to get you started. But don't feel limited! There are lots of shawl patterns (knit and crochet) to choose from on LionBrand.com.

Many of the shawls on the website require multiple skeins of the suggested yarn, but yarn can always be swapped. For example, Pound of Love can stand in for worsted weight (CYC #4) yarns so you're only carrying one large ball. Don't be afraid to change yarns to make your project work for you. Look for substitutions in the same weight category (CYC #3, #4, etc.) and then compare the yardage to weight ratio. Yarns that have similar yardage to weight as each other will generally swap best. Also make sure you consider texture. Using a single spun yarn with a halo will not produce the same results as a tightly plied yarn will.

7 Single Skein Shawls


1. Color Blocks Shawl (crochet)

crochet shawl

The Color Blocks shawl is crocheted using a single skein of Shawl in A Ball yarn in the "Opal" colorway.

2. Feather and Fan Shawl (knit)

feather and fan

The Feather and Fan shawl is knit in one skein of Shawl in A Ball in "Community Coral."

3. Triangle Shawl (knit)

knit triangle shawl

Follow this tutorial for how to knit a triangle shawl and use your favorite yarn! Yarn shown is a single skein of LB Collection Cotton Bamboo.

4. Tied Shawlette (crochet)

crochet shawlette

This sweet shawlette/capelet is crocheted using Pound of Love in Antique White.

5. Eyelet Shawl (knit)

knit shawl

The Eyelet Shawl uses a single skein of Pound of Love yarn in Antique White.

6. Sedona Triangle Shawl (knit)

knit shawl

Knit the Sedona shawl in one skein of Shawl in a Ball in the "Restful Rainbow" colorway.

7. Somerset Shawl (crochet)

crochet shawl

The Somerset shawl uses one skein of Shawl in a Ball in "Calming Desert."

Tagged In: