Meaning Hoar Frost in Scottish Gaelic, Liath-Reòthadh is a simple but fun cowlette. Knit from the top down like a traditional triangular shawl, Liath-Reòthadh is joined in the round just before the lace starts turning it from shawl to cowlette. The border on this cowlette is made up of little arrows which grow into large leaves at the edge, with delicate points formed between the leaves for a dramatic flare. 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


  • 366 m (400 yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Titus Fingering (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Silk, Single Ply, 436 yds/100g) in Steel
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 100 cm (40”) long or size needed to get gauge
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins


22 stitches and 39 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch 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: 58.5 cm (23”)
Depth at front: 49 cm (19”)

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