Grab the free knitting pattern for a Freya shawl and make this delicate and pretty shawl, maybe a couple in different colors. I love the delicacy of the stitches. Nothing is as elegant and cozy as a shawl that drapes around your shoulders every time you go on a trip outdoors or just enjoy a comfortable night before a blazing camp fire.
If you will try to Google shawl, some of the first few results are those usual mainstream options. However, times have changed and more modern choices rose to popularity.
According to Interweave, shawls were historically functional layering garments that are worn to offer warmth. In some cultures, this is also worn for modesty. But, today, modern knitters are coming up with lacy triangles, inventive asymmetrical shapes, and crescents with stripes, short rows, and spurts of hand painted color.
These only prove that the modern knitting craze has more to do with creative expression and less to do with modesty or function.
Back in the mid-2000s, the world has seen the rise of the scarf trend. Ravelry didn’t exist during those times but you can never miss this trend in yarn shops, publishing and on show floor of different events.
Not long after, something else showed up with higher frequency, and this is none other than shawls.
Up to this day and age, knitters still love shawls and this is no longer just a trend and instead, it has become a permanent archetype in the world of fashion.
With shawls, there is no need to worry about sizing.
Shawls make use of limited yarn, allowing for glorious explorations in pattern, technique, and color. A mere look at today’s shawl patterns, you can see how much this field has advanced and improved through the years.
Renate Haeckler shares some patterns for a Freya shawl that will surely blend well with any outfit on Ravelry. These patterns are stunning and one of a kind that will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd.
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