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Category: Cowls

A close up on a green cowl with diamond shaped leaves and a wide lace border modelled on a mannequin

Diamond Leaves

This design started when Ishrat very kindly gifted me a skein of her Merino/Bamboo 4 ply yarn in a beautiful dark green. I knew right away I wanted to do

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A cowl with stranded knitting in red and pink yarn with a pattern made up of soft curves, folded over a pattern made up of interlocking "V" shapes and scale shapes, modelled on a mannequin

The Dragon Cowl

Nathair-Sgiathach has taken 16 months from design to publishing – that’s probably the longest time I have ever worked on a design. I cast on way back in October 2019!

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A blue triangular cowlette with a stocking stitch body and rippling lace and textured border

A’ Mhuir – The Sea

Designing this shawl has brought back all sorts of memories of playing on various beaches as a child. St Cyrus was our nearest beach, with smooth sands for building castles,

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A yellow cowl with a ribbed body and wide lace border

Solasta – Shining

This cowl has been on my mind for months and I’m so glad to be sharing it with you at last! I had the idea around October last year for

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A triangular cowlette with a textured body, wide lace border and picot bind-off

Ceò – A Misty Cowl

I’ve had a bit of a love affair recently with these shawl-cowl hybrids, so it wasn’t really a surprise when I came up with an idea for one of my

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A mannequin displaying a short brioche cowl in grey and white with a owl pattern

Cailleach-Oidhche – The Owl Cowl

Cailleach-Oidhche means owl, although it translates literally from Scottish Gaelic as “old woman (or hag) of the night”! Isn’t that a beautifully descriptive name for them? As soon as I

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I’m Liz and I'm a Scottish Knitwear designer! I design and write knitting patterns for accessories, produce tutorials and write about what I do!
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Handy Tips

Notions pouches, tape measure, scissors, scrap yarn and a selection of stitch markers

Notions About Notions

I saw a post on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, about a knitter who had gone on a cruise and only realised once she

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