Wool balls for shawls

Shawl yarns

Whether you are a beginner in the knitting world or a seasoned knitter, at Ovillova we have what you need to take your knitting projects to the next level. Browse our catalog and find the perfect ball of fine wool for you!

Ecological and sustainable wool yarn balls

As we know that your project is unique and you want the best material, at Ovillova we only offer you the best quality fine wool.

In addition, you can write to us at any time for advice on the type of sustainable wool you need or to find a pattern for you.

Ovillova wool balls for shawls

Welcome to Ovillova, here you will find the best balls of wool to make shawls! We are pleased to introduce you to our wide selection of high quality yarns, perfect for creating elegant shawls. If you are passionate about knitting or just looking for a new creative adventure, our wool balls are the perfect choice for your next shawl project.At Ovillova, we understand that knitting a shawl is much more than just creating a warm garment. It is a form of artistic expression, a means to create something unique and personalized that reflects your style and personality. That's why we strive to offer you the best balls of wool, with raw materials carefully hand-dyed to ensure softness, durability and exceptional results.Our wool balls come from producers who care about quality and sustainability. We work with merino wool, alpaca, silk and fiber blends, ensuring a wide variety of options to meet your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a soft, warm wool or a luxurious blend with a touch of silk, we have the perfect yarn to knit the shawl of your dreams.Are you ready to embark on a knitting adventure and create a stunning shawl? Explore our online store and discover the wide range of wool balls we have to offer.

why ovillova?


We dye by hand, as it was done in the past, using high quality raw materials.


Our dyes and processes are environmentally friendly.

The animals from which the wool is derived are not mistreated in any way.

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We are at your disposal for whatever you need, even to find your patterns.

Fast delivery and return within 15 days without any problem

The best wool to knit a shawl

A shawl is a versatile and elegant garment that can complement any outfit, whether for a special occasion or for everyday wear. Here we offer you a selection of the best yarns to knit a shawl, carefully chosen to guarantee quality, softness and exceptional results.

  • Merino wool: Merino wool is known for its softness and delicacy. It is an ideal choice for knitting a shawl due to its lightness and its ability to retain heat. This wool provides a luxurious feel and excellent warmth without being bulky. In addition, merino wool is available in a wide range of colors, allowing you to find the perfect shade for your shawl.

  • Alpaca: Alpaca wool is extremely soft and warm. It is lightweight, insulating and perfect for wrapping up in a cozy shawl. Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and non-itchy, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. Alpaca wool also has a natural luster that gives your shawl an elegant and sophisticated look.

  • Silk: Silk is a luxurious and elegant material that can add a special touch to your shawl. Silk wool blended with other fibers, such as merino or alpaca, combines the softness of wool with the lightness and luster characteristic of silk. This creates a beautifully draped shawl with a silky finish, perfect for special occasions.

  • Fiber blends: In addition to the above options, we also offer a variety of fiber blends that combine different types of wool to obtain unique characteristics. These blends may include merino wool, alpaca, silk and other natural fibers. These combinations provide additional benefits, such as increased strength, durability and interesting textures.

At Ovillova, we are committed to offer you a wide selection of the best yarns to knit a shawl. Each of them has been carefully selected to guarantee quality and satisfaction. Explore our collection of wool balls and choose the option that best suits your needs and tastes.

How much wool do I need for a shawl

Knitting a shawl with two needles is a fairly simple technique. Here is an overview of the basic steps:

  • Choose a pattern: Look for a shawl pattern suitable for beginners that provides step-by-step instructions. There are a wide variety of patterns available online or in knitting books.

  • Cast on the stitches: Start by mounting a specific number of stitches on one of the needles, as indicated in the pattern. Make sure that the number of points is divisible by two.

  • Knit in stockinette stitch: Work in stockinette stitch in all rows to create a uniform texture. Follow the pattern’s instructions for the increases and decreases needed to shape the shawl.

  • Continue knitting: Continue knitting according to the pattern directions until you have reached the desired size and shape.

  • Finish off the stitches: Once you have completed the pattern, finish off the stitches and secure the loose ends.

Knitting a woolen wedding shawl

  • Knitting a wool shawl for a wedding is a lovely way to add a personal and elegant touch to your outfit. A wool shawl not only provides warmth and comfort, but also adds style and sophistication to your bridal look. Here are two types of yarn balls ideal for knitting a shawl for a wedding.
  1. Fine merino wool: Fine merino wool is another excellent choice for knitting a wedding shawl. It is a soft wool and  delicate. Fine merino wool, as mentioned above,  provides warmth without being bulky, and its wide range of colors allows you to find the ideal shade to match your wedding dress.

  2. Luxury fiber blends: We also offer a variety of luxury fiber blends that are ideal for knitting a wedding shawl. These blends can include merino wool, silk, alpaca and other exquisite fibers. By combining different fibers, you will obtain a unique texture and sheen, creating an elegant and sophisticated shawl that will complement your bridal attire.

We also have for sale yarn kits and pattern to knit a wool shawl, which can be a perfect shawl for a wedding: 

  • Vecchio Shawl: a large, openwork crochet-knitted shawl that will add a touch of sophistication to any wedding dress.
  • Moebius Shawl: This fur shawl is perfect for fall weddings. It is woven in a single circular piece. The peculiarity of this weaving is that it starts in the center of the shawl and weaves in a spiral, up and down, right side up and upside down, it is truly curious to see it grow!”
  • Lindero shawl: this shawl with geometric structure will be the perfect touch to any dress or wedding outfit that needs an original touch.

At our store, we are proud to offer a wide range of high quality wool balls for knitting wedding shawls. Each of our products has been carefully selected to give you the best results in terms of softness, drape and appearance. We invite you to explore our collection and choose the perfect yarn to knit the shawl that will make you feel beautiful and special on your wedding day. Start knitting your shawl today!

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