Tangled Thoughts

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Category: Cowls

Lace Shells

Sometimes I have a really good idea for a pattern before I make it, with all the details really fixed in my mind. At other times I need a project

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Storm Cowl

This time last year I released matching hat (Claiseach) and fingerless mitts (Dromanach) patterns. This year I’ve designed a matching cowl! This was exactly the pattern I needed to start

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Wrapped Rib

Just a quick one today, because juggling a pattern release, school Christmas events and Christmas shopping has me running behind! I was so in love with the wrapped rib pattern

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Swirling Cowl

A quick one this week because I’m running behind! This is an idea I’ve been working on, or at least thinking about, for two years. When I originally worked on

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Honey and Wool

When I started this design, it was just meant to be a cowlette. I wanted something that would be quick to design, quick to knit and quickly let me move

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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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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

Shoormil – Yardage Calculator

I’m going to preface this by saying that there is no pattern support for the spreadsheet. If you follow the instructions on the spreadsheet you

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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