If you’re like us, you’re craving some in-person together time. Especially with Mother’s Day falling this weekend. Without the option of meeting in person or shopping for the perfect gift, we have to get creative to find the next best thing. How about creating a personal KAL for you and your mom, bestie, or favorite knitter? We picked out four new accessory patterns that would be fun to knit together. They are projects that make you want to celebrate after each section or constantly show off your progress. Surprise your someone with one of these fun to knit together projects by gifting them a pattern to their Ravelry inbox this weekend.

Headwaters by Jill Zielinski

It’s easy to spend hours picking out colors, so why not do it with a friend. Headwaters is a triangular shawl knit on the bias that combines different stitches and colors for a shawl that layers nicely overs a tee or a dress. Choose three colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this shawl from end-to-end.

Distance by Camille Descoteaux

With cool, colored stripes, Distance is a shawl that will make you want to snap a picture after each row and send it to a friend. Use worsted weight yarn, or two strands of fingering weight held together, to create this mesmerizing shawl that will comfort you at home and make a statement in public.

Triangle Parade by Stephen West

What we love most about a Stephen West pattern are its sections that serve as little milestones. They give us reason to celebrate and keep the project moving forward. Triangle Parade is no exception. Knit this shawl in sections – with stripes of bold color – combining triangles and parallelograms into a statement shawl. Knit this shawl with five colors of fingering weight yarn.

Shedding Light by Bristol Ivy

If you can’t give an in-person hug, consider wrapping yourself in one instead. This new any-weather cowl from Bristol Ivy holds two strands of yarn together (one fingering weight and one mohair strand) to create a geometric pattern that offers a bit of translucency. This project will even help you polish your short rows and brioche skills.