Saturday, September 26, 2015


As I said, I found my knitting mojo. I had forgotten what it was like to knit on a deadline.


The kind of deadline where you take your knitting with you everywhere...the pool, to tea, knit nite. But the end result is worth it. Introducing...

I'm pretty smitten with this shawl because of the endless possibilities. Different weights of yarn. Leftovers. Gradients. Size. Change it up and have fun!




Bold. Audacious. Impressive. This shawl is the perfect vehicle to demonstrate just that. Show how plucky you are with your color choices. Whether it is one bold pop of color in the chevron pattern, such as the pink is used here, or a chevron of gradient hues, the possibilities are endless. This shawl also works well with a variety of different weight yarns too! Have fun with this. Be bold. Be plucky. Be bodacious!

Note: Instructions are written for a top-down shawl.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the chevron edging.

Suggested Yarns: ~ 800 yards total of sport weight yarn or for 3-colors ~225 yards (Color A), 175 yards (Color B), and 400 yards (Color C) of sport weight yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport

·       Size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge, knitting needles
·       Stitch markers
·       Tapestry needle
·       Blocking pins

Gauge:  ~22 sts and 30 rows= 4” over st st before blocking

Finished measurements: 72” wide and 28” long at center points, after blocking; note that the size may vary depending on the fiber content of the yarn and how rigorously the shawl is blocked.


This shawl is one of the official SALs (stitch-along/knit-alongs) for Plucktober over in the Plucky Knitter Group on Ravelry. You can read more about it here. I can't wait to see all of the different color combinations you guys come up with! So excited that I'm even offering a special discount this week.

I'll be back with more exciting news in the next few days. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Monday, September 7, 2015


This weekend, while following doctor's orders to rest and ice my knee, I found a few things that I didn't realize I was looking for. Amazing what can happen when you disconnect from the internet for an entire weekend.

  • my creativity 
  • my knitting mojo
  • my pattern writing mojo

The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport, colorways Petticoat, Twill, Tomboy

All good things to find, especially since I'm one of the designated designers for Plucktober, so I'm on a bit of a deadline. Here's just a sneak peak of something exciting to come.

And the Irish happened to find an offense AND a defense this weekend!! GO IRISH!! 


Before my internet disconnect, I did find some awesome pattern sales in the Plucktober thread. Be sure to check them out (including mine!). 


Have you found anything exciting lately? Here's to a short week ahead :)

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits