Sunday 26 November 2017

Indie Design GAL 2017: Top 10 shawls

One of the key features of the Indie Design GAL* is the knit and crochet along, which is broken up into 8 categories (head, hands, feet, baby, garments, shawls, neck and other).

Over the course of this week, I'm going to share my favourite patterns in each of the categories. So far I've covered hat patterns, knits for hands, socks and knits for babies. Today I'm highlighting some of my favourite shawl designs.

I really struggled to choose between all the shawls, there were so many beautiful ones. Here are 10 of my favourites, though you will notice a common theme of stripes!

1. Red Katana by Svetlana Volkova
I like this one so much I have cast one on for the KAL portion of the GAL.

Image copyright Svetlana Volkova

2. Mini Mazy by Rachel Henry
This shawl would be perfect for using up mini skeins.

Image copyright Rachel Henry

3. Sizzle Pop by Lesley Anne Robinson
Maybe it's finally time for me to have a go at brioche!

Image copyright Lesley Anne Robinson

4. Summer Walk by Susanne Sommer

Image copyright Susanne Sommer
5. Honey Trail by Bekah Knits

Image copyright Bekah Knits

6. Artemis Shawl by Madeleine Windsor
Another shawl that's perfect for using up leftovers from other projects.

Image copyright Madeleine Windsor

7. Making Advances by Jennifer Dassau

Image copyright Jennifer Dassau

8. Summa Stripes Shawl by Meiju K-P

Image copyright Meiju K-P/Tanu Kallio

9. Lambton Panes by Kate Bostwick

Image copyright Kate Bostwick

10. Shipshape Shawl and Shawlette by Danielle Chalson
I am fascinated by how this one is constructed.

Image copyright makewise

All the patterns featured in the post are included in the Indie GAL sale: use the code giftalong2017 to get 25% off. Code expires 11.59pm EST Tuesday 28th November 2017.

I've put together a bundle of my favourite GAL sale patterns. If you'd like to take a look, you can find it here.

Are you joining in the GAL? What are you planning on knitting?

*Ravelry link. You need to be logged into Ravelry for the link to work.


  1. Oh my gosh, I need to knit a shawl next! Most of those are in my favourites now! I love the one you're doing- but would it work with sock weight?

    1. I'm knitting it in sock weight as that's what I have. There's a point where it tells you what percentage of the yarn you should have used, so I'm hoping it works out!