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Knitting Patterns Inspired by Ireland

Knitting Patterns Inspired by Ireland

While playing around with the vibrant colors we've got in the shop from RMR Yarn Co., I noticed how many gorgeous greens, golds & yellows they sent to us! Immediately thinking of Ireland, we went a little wild thinking about one of our favorite countries.

Here is a short round-up of some of our favorite knitting patterns inspired by Ireland, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, and the colors we'd recommend to use from the RMR Trunk Show. Shop today for the best selection, because we only have these yarns through March 16!

Shamrock Frolic Cowl by Jodi Bowman (650 yards fingering weight).

For this gorgeous cowl, we would use three colors of the fingering weight base Gloria (Canela, Esmerelda, and Ahi Vamos would be an awesome trifecta of the Irish Flag, but Variscita, Canela and Casi Casi would be equally vibrant!)

Celtic Knot & Shamrocks Double-Knit Scarf (900 yards fingering weight)

Double-knitting is so fun! We'd wear this lovely motif all year round for good luck. Casi Casi and Esmerelda would look great together, but we also really like Canela + Cesped or Esmerelda and Ahi Vamos!

Luck o’ the Irish Socks (350 yards sock yarn, such as Gloria)

Clearly, you could choose almost any solid color for this classic Irish cabled sock!

The Irish Sea Shawl (450 yards fingering weight)

This circular shawl is knit in the round on size 10(!) needles, which means you only need one skein of fingering weight yarn! The color Grillo is the perfect dup for the sample, but we'd love to see this made in RMR's Michaela base (which is a sumptuous silk-merino blend! Canela would be gorgeous).

Irish Coffee Socks (400 yards sock yarn)

This pattern has us craving Bailey's. Warm up with Aguila Real and the perfectly-speckled Vuelo in the Gloria base.

Irish Pub Crawl Hat & Mitts (430/210 yards fingering weight)

Last but definitely not least, we fell hard for this pub crawl-themed hat & mitts set. Despite unusually mild temperatures this year, Chicago is usually pretty chilly on St. Patrick's Day and we wouldn't mind at all cradling a Guiness with those mitts! Vuelo again is the perfect gender-neutral colorway.

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Jolaine Cowherd - March 15, 2024

Thank you for the pattern ideas. I marked two as favorites on Ravelry and will knit them when I finish my next project. Lovely Irish patterns with the clover!

I really like it when there are pattern ideas with yarn. Otherwise what happens is I love a yarn I see, buy it, and then I am often in a quandary what to do with it. What else happens is I decide to use different yarn for a pattern I love and it doesn’t turn out well. I am very pleased with the two clover patterns AND the yarn suggestions, and will knit both as pictured. How thoughtful you are.

Christie - March 15, 2024

This round up is so fun for St. Patrick’s Day! Have you considered throwing in a crochet pattern to posts like this? As a crocheter, I always look forward to your Christmas gift emails because there’s a “would you rather crochet” pattern included. It’s an easy way to find new patterns (and an excuse to buy pretty yarn)! Thanks!

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