Issue 4 Index : Naturally Celtic

Naturally Celtic

Burl scarf by Jennifer Leigh

I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world.

WILLIAM BULTER YEATS, in The Celtic Twilight

Make it happen.


Issue 4

  • Issue 4 Index : Naturally Celtic

    burl scarf knitting patternI have desired, like every artist, to create a little world of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world. WILLIAM BULTER YEATS, in The Celtic Twilight Make it…

  • Sweet Afton Vest PDF

    Sweet Afton Vest PDFKnit in one piece up to the armholes and seamed at the shoulders. The collar/bands, perfect for adding a little desired contrast, is added last [...].

  • Sweet Afton Vest : spin the yarn

    Today, we're here to discuss how to create a heathered yarn using a drum-carder or hand carders to blend different fibres and colours together. [...]

  • Burl Scarf

    Burl Scarf knitting patternDouble-drafted woolen-spun exotic yak yarn provides wonderful character for this scarf, also giving it a rustic charm not necessarily available with smoother wools. A refined cable surrounded by seed…

  • Triskele Mittens PDF

    Triskele Mittens knitting patternThis set of colorwork mittens features a Celtic braid motif on the cuff, a unique triskele design for the back of the hand, and a couched diamond pattern on the palm. This pattern is great for using …

  • Ballycastle Tam PDF

    Ballycastle Tam knitting patternKnit from a range of natural-colored Shetland wools, this traditionally shaped tam features a corrugated ribbing, simple peerie bands for the body of the hat, and a star-patterned crown. [...]

  • Oir Spindle Bag

    Oir Spindle Bag knitting patternThis bag will transport your spindle and fiber with Celtic flair! The bag can be made as large or as small as you need and is a perfect way to show off a natural, rustic yarn. [...]

  • Muntins Scarflette

    Muntins Scarflette knitting patternThis scarflette is easily fastened at the neck by tucking the cast off end through a pocket formed at the beginning. As a result, you can use a smaller amount of luxurious fiber to get a warm and snu…

  • Hirta Mitts PDF

    Hirta Mitts knitting patternThese mitts let you hold celtic cables in the palms of your hands. A single knot graces the outside edge of each hand; complete on its own or when paired with the other mitt. [...]

  • Honeycomb Cowl PDF

    Honeycomb Cowl knitting patternThe Honeycomb Cowl is a versatile cowl that can be worn three different ways. Knit in an aran weight yarn, this cowl is very warm and snuggly. The honeycomb stitch pattern is deceptively simple and…

  • Currach Stole PDF

    Currach Stole knitting patternThis stole features an easy lace pattern that looks like currachs, small curved-hull Irish fishing boats, bobbing through the waves. This project knits up quickly using DK-weight yarn, and can be kni…

  • Indie Spotlight • 4 : FatCatKnits

    Meet Ginny Tullock of FatCatKnits. [...]

  • 14th Annual Knitter's Frolic • Toronto, ON

    Each year, Toronto’s Downtown Knit Collective hosts the Knitter’s Frolic. This year's Frolic will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 30-May 1, 2011.

  • Burl Scarf : spin the yarn

    When I purchased my wheel, my sweetie David went with me. While I was testing wheels he was wandering around the shop burying his hands in the fibers that were on display. In the end he bought four ou…

  • Shepherd's Realm • 4 - Nancy Zeller of Long Ridge Farm

    I first learned about CVM/Romeldale sheep from an article written by Laurie Ball-Gisch for The Shepherd magazine in January 2002. I was raising a small flock of sheep but looking to commit to one bree…

  • Spindle Bag : spin the yarn

    The theme of the April 2011 issue of Ennea revolves around Celtic connections – cabled projects and natural wools. Immediately my brain went to Ireland, with all their Celtic cables carved in stone a…

  • Ballycastle Tam : spin the yarn

    When I decided to design a traditional Fair Isle tam, I knew I wanted to use shetland wool. The unique "sticky" nature of this fiber makes it perfect to use for colorwork. I also knew that I wanted …

  • Spinster's Corner • 4

    If you are spinner, you know that it's great fun choosing a fiber to spin, and simply sitting down at your wheel and letting yourself enjoy the process of creating yarn. There's nothing wrong with th…

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