TRY CRAFTSY UNLIMITED | Watch everything free

Pattern Download



Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Cables

What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


Philotes is a triangular shawl designed to get the most out of your yarn. Named for the Ancient Greek spirit of friendship it would make a fantastic gift or make it from that extra special skein and treat yourself! It is knit sideways with optional beading, a zigzag lace border, tightly braided cable, and a soft and warm garter stitch body. The size of the shawl is easily adjustable depending on the amount of yarn you have. The pattern includes both charts and written instructions as well as a photo tutorial for beading, so however you like to read your patterns, you're covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. You can easily substitute any other yarn weights - use a needle size slightly bigger than the one recommended on the ball band. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cables Increases - yo, m1r Decreases - k2tog, ssk knitted (or cable) cast on GAUGE 22 stitches and 26 rows in 10 cm (4") in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not essential but will affect the amount of yarn used. It will also change the size of the finished shawl. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 180 cm long by 34.5 cm deep (71" by 13.5") after blocking. SUGGESTED YARN 375 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Silk 4ply COLORWAY Treacle Toffee

Recommended with this pattern

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 24" long
  • 400 - 500 Beads size 6/0 (optional). Approx 45g. (enough for 12 - 15 increase repeats)
  • 0.75mm (US 14) crochet hook or other method for placing beads

Sold by

Liz Corke Knit Design
Liz Corke Knit Design
I’ve always loved creating things – the list of crafts I’ve tried and enjoy is pretty long and varied. Learning to knit has been a fantastic experience for me – it has all the advantages of my other crafts without the drawbacks. It’s relaxing, portable, practical & useful, decorative and offers boundless possibilities for creativity! There’s something magical in taking two sticks and some string and turning it into a shawl or a cuddly toy, or a hat or jumper. The possibilities are endless and that makes it really exciting.