Shawls are one of our favorite layering pieces, edged out only by a wear-with-everything cardigan. But shawls are a fierce competitor when two colors are involved. Two-color shawls make everything more exciting: shopping for yarn, discussing color choices with friends, making, and wearing. Plus, they are a great way to introduce an unexpected color into your wardrobe (pair it with a natural and you can’t go wrong). These four shawls pair two solid colorways in varying ways – mosaics, stripes, and textured blocks – all for the same result: fun.

Thunderbolt by Renata Witkowska

Two contrasting colors of yarn mix and mingle in this fun asymmetrical shawl. Knitted sideways with mosaic knitting techniques, textured stripes are disrupted by a bolt of flower-like mosaics that travel the wingspan of the shawl. Thunderbolt is knit with 875-913 yards of sport weight yarn.

Waterline by Laura Aylor

Waterline is an asymmetric shawl knit most in garter stitch but with eyelet stripes that pop as they travel across the shawl from tip-to-tip. Construct with short row wedges from the bottom up with two colors of fingering weight yarn.

Soothing Stripes by Aklori Designs

Use Tunisian crochet to create this triangle bandana that is super easy to wear. Alternating rows of colored stripes add a classic playfulness to this accessory that can be made as long or as short as you’d like. Use 450-500 yards in two colors of DK weight yarn to create your next favorite accessory.

Moss Roses by Aspen Knits

Cast on this triangle-shaped shawl that uses mosaic knitting techniques to playfully combine two contrasting colors. Alternating sections keep the shawl interesting to knit as you move from two and one color sections of varying texture and design. Use two skeins of fingering weight yarn to knit this shawl.