I found them on ebay. I have used wooden chopsticks, made them smaller, painted, or pins made to hold hair up. Lots of things work, think outside the box.
Google 'shawl pins for knits'. You'll find lots of beautiful inexpensive ones.
Depending on how much you want to spend, try Juldesigns.com for beautiful pins.
I have used the smallest wooden crochet hook to fasten the shawl as an emergency and several admiring comments convinced me to buy a few more to use on my Christmas gifts
I happened to see a costume jewelry sale in a shopping mall and for a dollar each I bought tie pins appropriate for shawls.
I looked online at Walmart and Joannes.
Walmart has a couple of pages of shawl pins for sale online.
Joannes has only a few.
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They are difficult to find. Finally I found mine in Chattanooga, TN (1000's of miles from home). Hat pins will also work. If there are custom jewelry designers near you, they could easily make one for you.
You could also look at hair pins. Some have the pins and ovals for pony tails.
I just purchased a shawl pin from Herrschners. It is a large safety pin with a dragonfly on it and $4.99.
I also got a few from Herrschners, not expensive.
I have purchased and recently saw some at Mary Maxium Crafts on line.
I haven't read all the posts, but Etsy has a wide variety of pins and prices. If you are looking for a really nice one I recommend ramshornstudio.com - they are at Rhinebeck every year and their work is exquisite - pewter and silver. They sell from their website also.
I have been haunting the various flea markets in the area, and have been buying some of the bigger broaches, from the 30s and 40s, they look well with a shawl, or with some of the dressier scarves which are being uses a fashion accent ( like using the dressy , shortened scarf as a jabot) rather than as a" keep out the cold" item. These vintage look so much better than some of th shawl pins out there, but you MUST use a fairly large one, in order to get a big enough clasp pin that will go through a fair amount of the knit laced fabric, and not put too much strain on the delicate knitted lace. I find, also, that the older broaches sort of " fit" in with a vintage looking shawl/scarf.
Also search etsy, amazon, ebay..... For hijab pins, some really pretty ones out there!