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One of the best things about fall, in my opinion, is getting to bundle up in warm knits. I don't know about you, but I adore a large shawl that can be used as a mini-blanket while I'm nestled up on the couch with a nice book or wrapped around my neck while taking a walk outside in the cool autumn air.

Here are four oversized shawls that can take you from snuggling up on the couch to a walk outside in no time at all.

woman wrapped in a lace shawl
© Meret Bützberger

The Misty Mountains Shawl by Meret Bützberger is a large heart-shaped shawl that is worked from the top down and features stunning lace stitches, a little bit of relaxing garter stitch, and a special crochet bind-off. This beautiful shawl is knit out of delicious kid silk mohair, which, as Meret says, “hugs you like a breath of fog" and couldn't be more perfect for those crisp and foggy fall mornings.

You will need 1080–1150 meters of kid silk mohair to knit this beautiful lace shawl.

 A woman leans against a wardrobe, wearing a pink hand-knit shawl and a blue and white dotted coat.
© Laine Publishing

Venus is a large parallelogram-shaped stole that is knitted in garter stitch with a delicate seashell pattern and lines that are formed by slipping stitches. It was designed to be knit with a strand of fingering-weight yarn held together with a strand of silk mohair, making it oh-so-cozy.

The pattern was featured in Laine Publishing’s 52 Weeks of Shawls; however, you can purchase it as a single pattern on Ravelry. Because of its massive size, you’ll need 1300 meters of fingering-weight yarn and 1300 meters of silk mohair to knit this stole.

A woman stands wearing a dark green hand-knit shawl and a yellow sweater.
© Andrea Mowry

The Honey Moss Shawl by Andrea Mowry just screams fall with its big and squishy triangle shape with honeycomb cables and horseshoe lace. You’ll never want to take this one off. The sample was knitted in a worsted-weight merino/linen blend, which combines warmth and softness with an incredible drape, making this shawl very wearable.

To knit this shawl, you’ll need approximately 900 meters of worsted-weight yarn.

A woman stands in front of a wooden fence wearing a speckled cream and teal lace shawl.
© websterstknittery

The Woolberry Wrap, a two-color shawl by Jen Peck from Webster Street Knittery, is a large trapezoid-shaped shawl that features bands of garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and simple lace. Its length of over 300 cm makes the styling possibilities of this shawl endless. If you love lace and are looking for an easy-to-wear giant shawl, then the Woolberry Wrap is perfect for you.

You’ll need about 1394 meters of fingering-weight yarn to knit this shawl.

As the seasons change and the days become cooler, these four oversized shawls will surely keep you warm and cozy.

If you want to knit these shawls or any other pattern this fall but aren't sure what color to use, take a look at our article on this season's color trends for some fantastic ideas and color inspiration for your next project.

Happy knitting!


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