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Monday, October 26, 2009

Innisfree


I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.


-William Butler Yeats

Just in time for Christmas knitting!

INNISFREE GAUNTLETS
$6

SIZE:
one size fits all – 9 inches long


MATERIALS:
300 yds. Fingering weight yarn
Sample knit with Madeline Tosh Sock – Norway Spruce
four size 2 (US) doublepoint needles


GAUGE:
One pattern repeat = 1 inch (leaf stitch)


EXPERIENCE LEVEL
intermediate
written directions



3 comments:

dawnmarieg said...

Susan these are beautiful. Dawn Marie.xx

thaddeusrose said...

Innsfree... a perfect name for a beautiful pattern.

Lesley Levin said...

I love the pattern but I am confused. After working the Main pattern the instructions for the thumb gusset tell me to make increases on the fifth and sixth repeats of the pattern and then it talks about making increases in subsequent rounds but does not tell on which rounds to increase. Then it jumps to the eighth repeat. On which rounds of the seventh and eighth repeats do I increase?