The wearing of the green.

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on 17th of March. 
The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day brings out the “Irish” in all of us.   We celebrate with drinking green beer, eating green eggs and ham and by sporting the best outfit in green to avoid the traditional “pinch”.

This year celebrate with gorgeous Irish and Celtic designs, created in fabulous cable work that will truly inspire the “Irish” in you to come out.

For those you simply adore and love to knit socks, Three Irish Girls have  two beautiful patterns to entice you to knit cables.    The first is Barrow designed by  Kirsten Kapur and was created for the Sock Yarnista Club and the second is Craic,  pronounced “crack,” a Gaelic word that roughly translates to “great fun,  designed by Hannah Six.  (Photos courtesy of Three Irish Girls).

It’s still cold enough to bring out the hats to keep heads warms and these gorgeous cabled hat patterns are just the ticket.  

The Irish Moss Togue designed by Alexandra Charlotte Dafoe of Delicious Knits.  This pattern features an intricate cable design that is framed by a seed stitch border and a small twisted diamond cable.   This project will require 1 to 2 balls of Patons Classic Wool ( or any worsted weight yarn), a set of  US Size 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs and a cable needle.  This pattern can be purchased directly from Alexandra’s website or on Ravelry.

Alexandra also has designed a cardigan that features a very bold and Celtic inspired cable pattern that is combined with a berry stitich.  The vertical lines of this hip-length cardigan will sure to flatter.  This project will require13 to 19 blass of  Smart by Sandnes (100% pure new wool), US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge),  size US 7(4.5mm) circular needle, a cable needle and 4 buttons. The Blackberry Cardigan can be purchased directly from Alexandra’s website or on Ravelry.  (Photo courtesy of Delicious Knits)

 Cabled scarves are always the perfect accessory to any jacket.  The Celtic Cable Scarf designed by Vanessa Lewis for Kraemer Yarns is stunning.   This pattern uses Kraemer’s Vintage Alpaca DK weight yarn and is uses six cable stitch patterns to create an intrique cabled design.  For this free downloadable pattern, click here.  A perfect match to this pattern for mittens is the Celtic Moonrise Mittens designed by Rhiannon Don of Fineskylark Emporium.  This pattern too is available as free download,  available directly from Ravelry.    Don’t forget a hat to keep your ears warm during the St. Patrick’s Day parade.  To top of your ensemble is the Celtic Bunny Hat designed by Michelle Camancho of Toots Le Blanc  and can be purchased directly from Michelle’s website.  (Photo courtesy of Michelle Camancho)

Make sure to include a four leaf clover for luck!  The Irish for A Day Lucky Clover  pin pattern by Playing with String is a quick crochet project that is perfect to wear on a jacket, blouse or sweater.