women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Monday, October 26, 2009


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!


one size fits all – 9 inches long

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

One pattern repeat = 1 inch (leaf stitch)

written directions


DawnMarie said...

Susan these are beautiful. Dawn Marie.xx

thaddeusrose said...

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

Unknown 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?

Rachael Wood said...

I am just making these and got to this point and I'm confused too! After it says increase on eighth repeat, it then goes back to sixth. Did this ever get resolved? Thanks!