New Pattern Release: Cèilidh Infinity Scarf

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my newest pattern, and companion to the Cèilidh Fingerless Gloves – the Cèilidh Infinity Scarf.

When I was creating this I really wanted the cèilidh cable to be the highlight, but I wanted to add some structure to the piece as well. I live in pretty cold parts of Canada, and in Alberta the winters can be long and harsh, so I wanted something I could wear that would really protect me against the chill in the coming months.

The trellis cable flanking each side of the main cable added that structure that I was looking for. Not entirely for the faint of heart, this pattern has cabling on every single row – right side and wrong side. If you’re a lover of cables (like me!) you’ll rise to the challenge! The lovely thing about this particular trellis cable is that it’s easy to read on the wrong side, and after the first few four-row repeats of the trellis you won’t even have to look at the chart.

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New Pattern Release: Cèilidh Fingerless Gloves

Ceilidh Fingerless Gloves

I’m very happy to announce the release of my newest pattern, Cèilidh Fingerless Gloves!

I’ve actually had this pattern, and another to be released soon, on the drawing board for a while. It all started with me playing around with what would eventually be this cable. I wanted something that gently curved and twisted, inspired by the dancers at a cèilidh.

Traditionally, a cèilidh in Scotland and Ireland was any kind of social gathering that brought together everybody from the community. Stories were told, food was eaten, and dances were held. Modern usage of the word places the emphasis heavily on the dancing, where groups come together in formal and informal settings to dance in groups. Then and now, however, it’s about bringing people together in the community, and this cable was inspired by that.

The gloves are the first of two patterns I designed to highlight this cable – the second will be coming out in the first week of November, so stay tuned for future announcements!

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