Celtic Knots and Shamrocks Double Knit Scarf

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Celtic Hero Shot

Everyone needs shamrocks, and who doesn’t love Celtic knots! This scarf is a good intermediate project that knits up fast. Just the thing to brighten those late winter days – soon the green will be all around, but for now, well. Wear it to keep warm and be patient just a little longer.

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When I looked for St. Patty’s Day patterns on Ravelry, almost everything was shamrock themed, and everything was green and white. I wanted a richer color, so I went with a beautiful gold from Knitpicks. Nobody seems to have combined Celtic knots with shamrocks, which I would consider a pretty natural way to go.

The scarf came out just as I pictured it, warm in color and, um, warmth, fairly thick and reassuring. This is a fingering weight pattern, so it knits up faster than the lace weight designs I have. We went to Mt. Hood in search of snow for pictures, the week before we had our snow here in Portland. It had just snowed and then obligingly cleared up, and it was just gorgeous out there, but really cold. And then we had lunch at Timberline Lodge – yum!

Anyway, I hope you like it. Next week is the Yarn Ball and Yarn Crawl around Portland, and I’m really excited. I have another design for you, too – a simple hat that is bright, beautiful and super warm, for windy dreary days.

Spring is coming!

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