Posts tagged ‘Irish’


It’s Paddy, not Patty


It’s that time of year when my social media timelines start the great debate…Paddy versus Patty.

1 ) Patrick = Pádraig = Paddy
2 ) St. Patrick’s Day is on 17th March.
3 ) St. Paddy’s Day is a national holiday here.
4 ) We never use Patty for Patrick = Pádraig = Paddy
5 ) Patty = burger

I finally got around to writing and uploading one of my knitting with wire patterns. Just in time for Paddy’s Day

I’m making a statement by launching my new pattern, It’s Paddy, not Patty a shamrock brooch knit with wire.

The pattern is available as a free Ravelry download…

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The story on Aran knitting…

Many of our readers from the other side of the pond, may not be aware of the great debates and discussions within the online Irish knitting community on Facebook, Ravelry and Twitter.

At long last, D. has published a FAQ on Aran knitting.

Thank you, D for the time and effort for such a detailed article!

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