Janina Kallio of Woolenberry is a prolific and very popular pattern designer on Ravelry. Her easy one skein shawl patterns have been knitted by thousands of people, who have given her top reviews for these lovely designs. All photos and information used with Janina's permission.
These shawls make wonderful summer knitting projects. I've listed a number of the most popular designs here, but it's well worth visiting her designer page to see the whole collection.
Single skein shawl patterns sometimes use garter stitch and other knitting stitches that tend to quickly use up yarn, so they end up quite small and actually don't fit all that well. Janina cleverly makes use of lace stitches which create shawls that drape and stretch, making them much easier to style as well as feeling like they're light and airy. Exactly what you'd want to wear on cool summer evenings or in air conditioned spaces.
I've showcased some of my favourites from her repertoire. Choose a special skein of yarn from your stash and go for it!
Rosewater is described as:
With her soft curves and beautiful lace, Rosewater is a stunning shawl you’ll want to knit again …and again …and again.
An inspiring and enjoyable knit, Rosewater looks more complex than it really is. Worked from the top down, it knits up quickly and flies off the needles in no time.
The signature lace incorporated in this shawl is a unique combination of dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet lace. Beautiful, versatile, and fully reversible, Rosewater is a joy to knit and wear.
Janina writes about this wildly popular pattern:
Some patterns are so addictive and entertaining to knit that it’s impossible to put down your needles. While the shawl starts growing quickly under your eyes, the only thing you want to do is keep on knitting.
Alternating the garter stitch and lace sections with an interesting rhythm so you never get bored, this asymmetric triangle shawl is an incredibly fun knit.
It’s no surprise Antarktis has been a knitters’ favourite for years. Cast on yours and you’ll soon find out why!
Parasol is described as:
Parasol is a lovely little shawlette with a fun twist on decorative eyelets. It is worked top down with just one skein of fingering weight yarn.
One skein of fingering weight yarn is all you need for this effortless and simple shawl. Drops of Joy is a beautiful one skein crescent shawl that is worked top-down from the neck.
First, you knit the body of the shawl in an airy eyelet pattern decorated with fishnet stripes. Finally, the fishnet lace border gives this delicate beauty a light finishing touch.
Ardent is described as:
Ardent is a simple and chic one skein wonder for those treasured single skeins in your stash.
You knit this shawl on the bias for a slightly asymmetric triangle shape. The alternating garter stitch and eyelet sections make it a fun just-one-more-row project that grows quickly on your needles.
Summer Sky’s beautiful lace pattern is worked in open star stitch. You’ll enjoy knitting it and watching the richly textured surface grow. The garter stitch stripes punctuating the lace give the shawl a vibrant and dynamic look.
Summer Sky is worked diagonally from one tip to the opposite side of the triangle. The slightly asymmetric shape is created by increasing on one side and decreasing on the other. This shawl is a perfect project for those precious single skeins in your stash.
These striped candy-coloured stitch markers are a generous set of 10, for those lace and cable stitch designs with many pattern repeats. If you are a shawl knitter like so many of us are, you will love to use these useful tools. The nylon-coated wires slip easily between stitches, so they don't push apart the fine fingering weight yarns often used for shawls.
If you're looking for even more fun, Janina has a 2020 Woolenberry Shawl Club that's now open. The 2020 Shawl Club includes 4 shawl patterns, released one by one in April, June, August and November. The first 2 patterns, Spring Delight and Summer Solstice are already out and they are absolutely beautiful!
I hope you've enjoyed this collection of pretty one skein knitted shawl patterns. If you're looking for an easy summer project, one of these may just be the perfect knit. Happy creating everyone!