Did many of you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend? If you haven’t had quite enough green for the season or what some inspiration to make next year’s shindig a success, here’s a roundup of great St. Paddy’s patterns from our friend, Emily. A few of these might be great knits at any time of year!
Of course we all think of the color green & shamrocks when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around every year, but this year I started day dreaming about attending an authentic St. Patrick’s Day festival in Ireland. And naturally, as as any knitter would, I found myself thinking of what I might want to wear to such an event. Here are a handful of patterns that I think would be perfect for the occasion!
Shamrock & Four Leaf Clover Pin, by Cheryl Andrews
Don’t forget your green and get pinched! This shamrock is the perfect last-minute addition to any outfit, festive or not. Knit up a few of these shamrocks and hand them out to friends, family and co-workers who forgot their ‘luck’ that morning.
Taliesin, by Lucy Hague
This stylish Celtic knot shawl is beautiful and warm–definitely heirloom quality knitting! The beautiful twists and turns are elegant in subtle, semi-solid yarns that won’t compete with the pattern.
Knot (Celtic), by Anna Mäkilä
A little bit of this, little bit of that… textured cables paired with a small section of color work makes these socks an intriguing knit. Perfect for tucking into boots and walking all day, these socks will keep your toes cozy, warm, and comfortable.
Montgolfier Hat, by Irina Anikeeva
Don’t forget to keep your ears warm while walking this time of year! With a flowing cable pattern, this hat is perfect for early March weather, and looks equally sharp on men or women.
Translated, by Roxanne Richardson
Fingerless mittens are a must to keep in your bag while traveling around, and these ones are especially eye catching with elegant, flowing cables. I’m already diving through my sock yarn stash for the perfect green colorway to use!
Written by Emily Brewer, a knitting analogue photographer who has worked on and off in the knitting industry for 7 years for yarn shops, dyers and designers. Find her on Instagram as @tinydotsfibers and view her knitting pursuits at http://www.tinydotsfibers.com/