Rinlet is an old Scots word for a tiny stream. The cowlette features little streams of rib that flow from the centre through to a delicate lace border. Knit from the top down like a traditional triangular shawl, Rinlet is joined in the round just before the lace starts turning it from shawl to cowlette. Somewhere between a small shawl and a cowl, this is a fun knit and makes a fantastic easy to wear accessory!

The pattern is fully written and charted so whichever way you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos.

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Pattern Details


    • 225 m (245 yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton DK (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 245 yds/100g) in Cloudburst
    • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles, 60 cm (24”) long (Or size need to get gauge)
    • 4 stitch markers
    • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
    • Blocking mat and pins


    20 stitches and 30 rows in 10 cm (4”) in 3 by 2 rib worked flat and measured after blocking.

    Differences in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and may also change the size of the finished cowlette.

    Finished Size

    Top circumference: 61 cm (24”)
    Depth at front: 44 cm (17”)

    Want to see more of Rinlet? Check out my testers projects!

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