Sensual shawl in lovers' knot

Jul 29, 2008
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Isabela Anaguano


The shawl is made with the cotton yarn and the lovers' knot - ideal for the beach cover up or during the cooler summer evenings. What I love about this project is how sensual it looks on the female body. The neutral color (ecru) goes with any outfit.

Materials List

*130 grs cotton yarn (the original is a cotton "Butterfly Super 10" made in Greece) of medium size

*crochet needle size G/6 (4.0)

Finished Size

width = 62' (155 cm)


The gauge is not necessary in this project. You can make the shawl bigger or smaller depending on the length of the initial chain. The original length (62 inch.) permits to tie the shawl around the hips or the shoulders of most sizes from XS to XXL.


For how to work the lovers' knot pattern (also called Salomon's knot) you can check this online tutorial: (in Spanish)

The Pattern

Initiate with the chain of 62 inches or 155 cm (you can regulate the length of the chain depending on your taste).

Begin working in lovers' knot DECREASING one knot on each side until there is only one knot at the end. Cut the yarn off and hide.
The model does not need the finishing, the edges are beautiful by themselves.

Cut the resting yarn in pieces of 28 inches (70 cm) or as long as you like. Take two and tie in half every second knot except the widest edge.

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PaulineL wrote
on Jul 29, 2008 8:17 AM

Lovely! I've never tried this stitch, always been a little afraid of it for some reason, but I've admired things made from it. I'll add this to the list of future projects.

I found a video of the stitch here,


on Jul 29, 2008 3:50 PM
mad for crochet!

Nice use for a beautiful old stitch. Thanks for sharing.

Emma-SophiaR wrote
on Jul 29, 2008 4:01 PM

Excellent! Thank you.

Best, Sophia

Isabela@2 wrote
on Jul 31, 2008 4:46 AM
Hello sweet crocheters! Thanks for your comments, I am going on vacations and have some surprises to share with you. Coming soon! :)

Pauline, thanks for the video link, great.

jojoseuss wrote
on Apr 7, 2009 4:41 PM

I made a shawl like this (with the lover's knot) out of fuzzy yarn last summer but I couldn't find anything to match it cuz mine was bright purple. :) I love your version

silia wrote
on Jan 17, 2010 3:46 AM

I love this pattern....I have made a couple of shawls and a lot of scarfs with this pattern....The pattern is really fast to work up and everyone loves them.

Thank you....I will post pics as soon as I can.

Baci from Italy

on Jan 17, 2010 11:25 AM
Happy trails


BrittanyJ wrote
on Jan 25, 2010 3:46 PM