Shawl collars are definitely attractive and can take many forms but somehow are predominately seen in men's patterns.
Everything in fashion has something "boyfriend" now whether its jeans, jackets and now oversized pullovers.
Women have always "borrowed" from the male closet, everything from clothing and shoes to colognes.
My style has never been totally girly-girl. A clean, tailored masculine vibe has always appealed to me dressed up with feminine touches.
The shawl collar pullover is one of those sweaters that lends itself to being accessorized with shirts underneath, a collar peaking above.
Opened up necks allow for adding scarves and jewelry. Buttons, zippers and buckles make for interesting closures.
Think of cowl-like wrapping for cozy necklines.
Read further for the anatomy of a basic shawl collar neckline, different neckline styles and free patterns for the ladies and unisex patterns that will please both males and females.