Reòthadh liath (Hoarfrost) Shawl by Naomi Grace
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Reòthadh liath (Hoarfrost) Shawl

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1.15 mm
430 - 435 yards (393 - 398 m)
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There is something absolutely magical about waking early on a crisp winter morning and discovering that the world has transformed! The metamorphosis of the drab winter world of browns into shades of blue edged with a silvery white coating of hoarfrost is simply breathtaking. I grew up in Nova Scotia and I remember as a girl waking up to this predawn silvery world where the reòthadh-liath, a Gaelic word for hoarfrost, had turned my drab little world into a fairytale.

A simple crescent-shaped shawl knit in stockinette stitch and embellished with garter stitch, eyelet mesh, and encrusted with an edging of optional beads. The shawl begins as a straightforward, relaxing knit, but it ends with an enchanting beaded edging that will transform your world when you wear it. A lovely size for draping around the neck or wrapping around your shoulders to ward off the winter chill.

Level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate

Garter and stockinette stitch
Yarn over
Slipping stitches
Simple shaping
Beading with a crochet hook (optional)

Yarn: approximately 435 yards of fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Sample uses 1 partial skein of Voolenvine Yarns in the Special Snowflake colorway. (80/10/10 superwash merino/cashmere/nylon; 435 yds/398 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein/ball)

Beads: approx. 350 6/0 beads. (This may be more beads than you need but it always is good to have extra.)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 24 inch circular
US size 10 (1.25 mm) crochet hook

Notes on Gauge:
Gauge is not critical for this shawl. Gauge may vary depending upon yarn used and how it responds to blocking. Your gauge will affect the amount of yarn used.

Block shawl to desired size. Approx. 54” long edge and 14.5” depth depending on blocking.

All patterns have been tech edited and test knitted.