Wildflower Honey

The Wildflower Honey socks are a wonderful combination of pattern and vanilla. Interest and yet they give the simple relaxing knitting we so often want from a project. The delicate 1 x 1 rib leads into the short but effective honey pattern that sits just under the ribbing. This allows the remainder of the sock to be knit with those …

Gráinne

Long, long ago in ancient Ireland there lived a girl by the name of Gráinne. Gráinne was the daughter of Cormac MacAirt, the High King of Ireland. She was the most beautiful woman in Ireland and all the eligible princes and chieftains travelled to meet Gráinne in the hopes that she would marry them. But Gráinne wouldn’t marry any of …

My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth

“I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony.” Elizabeth Bennet is one of my favourite female literary charachters and when designing a pair of socks inspired by Mr Darcy it seemed only natural to have a pair inspired by Elizabeth. My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth is named after what Darcy calls her on their …

Niamh

Long long ago in ancient Ireland, there lived an island far off to the West. This was the Island of Tír na nÓg. Only fairies lived on this island. It was an island of great beauty and nobody ever aged, everyone lived forever. There was no sorrow, or huger or thirst. On Tír na nÓg, there lived a fairy princess …

Étaín

Long, long ago, in ancient Ireland there lived a prince of the Tuatha De Danann. His name was Midhir. One day he was riding about the countryside around his home near Bri Leith, when he came across the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. Dressed in a purple gown, she was washing her long hair at a river. He …

To Darcy with Love

“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you” From the beginning, I have imagined “To Darcy with Love” as an item that Elizabeth would have gifted Darcy after they were married. They would reflect tradition, but with a little more lightheartedness, which Elizabeth would have brought out in Mr. Darcy. The sock pattern takes …

Sadhbh

Long, long ago, in ancient Ireland, there was a beautiful, young woman with long, blond hair, and brown, doe-like eyes. Her name was Sadhbh, and she was one of the Fairy People from Tír na nÓg. Sadhbh had been turned into a deer by a dark druid because she refused to marry him, and had been banished to the lands …

Dying of the Light

The writer willing you to fight against all the odds and not to give up. These lines, coupled with the fading light in the evening sky, are the inspiration behind the design Dying of the Light. Across the sky, the inky blue fingers of darkness crept, growing, growing ever larger, snuffing out the last of the daylight. Daylight did not …

Deirdre

Long, long ago in ancient Ireland, a baby girl was born, and her father named her Deirdre. He took her to the druids and asked them to foretell his infant’s future. The druids looked to the stars and glanced sadly back at the infant. “What do you see?” her father asked anxiously. They answered “This child will cause great trouble. …

Fionnuala

Long, long ago in ancient Ireland, when magic was an everyday thing, and the first tribe, the Tuatha De Danann had settled in Ireland. The time soon came for them to select a new king, Bodb Dhearg and Lir were the candidates. Bodb Dhearg was selected and this made Lir angry, as he felt he deserved it more. Bodb Dhearg …