Some easy knitting patterns for shawl wraps include A Peaceful Shawl from FiberFluxBlog.com, the 8-Hour Lace Shawl from AllFreeKnitting.com and the Farmhouse Winter Shawl from Ravelry.com. They involve mostly knit stitches.
For A Peaceful Shawl, cast on 36 stitches in Lion Brand Homespun yarn using 10.00mm straight needles. Knit for rows one through four. On row five you are to knit two, yarn over, and knit two together. Repeat to the last two stitches and knit two. Repeat the pattern until the work measures about 48 inches. Bind off the stitches, break off the yarn, weave in the ends and block as desired.
Shawl wraps are popular among women in all social classes. They come in rectangular, square, oblong, triangular and crescent shapes. Their use is for warmth, costuming, fashion and religious reasons. Shawl wraps replace jackets when jackets are not appropriate with dresses, such as indoor events.
Triangular knit lace shawls are usually knitted from the neck down, with or without shaping. One exception is the Faroese lace shawl which is knitted bottom up and has two long ends like butterfly wings, allowing the user to wrap it around herself. It contains two triangular side panels, a trapezoidal back gusset, edging and shoulder shaping.