Liathach Cowl Knitting Pattern
A stunning mohair silk cowl with an unusual and beautiful stitch pattern. This light and delicate cowl will definitely become a firm favourite. This shawl is a full 40 cm x 150 cm/16” x 60” but uses less than 50g of yarn, making this super quick to knit – perfect for gifting!
Liathach means “the grey one” and is an imposing mountain in the North of Scotland with spectacular spire -like pinnacles. We climbed it on a foggy day and it was like scaling the outside of a cathedral surrounded by mist, unable to see the ground. An unforgettable day and an inspiration for this airy grey cowl.
Suggested Yarn: Meadowyarn Bray Lace (72% Mohair, 28% Silk ) 420 m/460 yds per 50 g skein:
Colourway: A Whisper Woven Through It
Meterage: 336 m
Yardage: 368 yds
Dimensions (Metric): 40 cm x 150 cm
Dimensions (Imperial): 16” x 60"
Needles: 5 mm/US 8 80 cm/32” circular needle or as required to achieve gauge. We recommend sharp lace needles if using laceweight mohair.
Gauge: 11 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4” with 5 mm/US 8 needle in garter stitch after blocking. Exact gauge is not essential.
Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends, marker for end of rnd, blocking wires, pins and blocking board for finishing.
Skills Needed: knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk,sk2p, (k1, yo, k1) into one stitch, dropping yo’s, cast on and bind off, working in the round, blocking.