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.
*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)
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:
www.crochet.com.ar/Coleccion_Puntos/Puntosalomon.html (in Spanish)
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.