YOP – Year 5 week 20

YOP 5a

Fíorghrá my newest pattern was released this week. Fíorghrá means “true love” in Irish and it is a lace beaded scarf of hearts made up from tear drop shapes. Starting from a provisional crochet cast on one side is worked then stitches are picked up and the other side is knit. A lace beaded scallops finish off the ends to give a feminine romantic look to the scarf. I used one skein of yarn for the sample but details are given on the pattern on how to adapt the scarf. Pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here and feel free to drop in and join in the chat in my group for this pattern here, I’d love to hear if your knitting this pattern and what yarn you’re using and of course I’d love to see the finished items.

Fíorghrá 10 - Copy (3)

Starting this Thursday  19th November I will taking part in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long. This is a huge gift a long being run from 19th Nov to the 31st Dec with lots of games and prizes and it is a great way to support Indie Designers while getting a lot of your gift knitting done. Any project started (between the dates 19th Nov – 31st Dec)from the participating Indie Designers list is eligible to be entered for a prize and there are a great many terrific prizes to be won. Do check out the group here on Ravelry for further information and more will be added over the coming days in the lead up to the start. There will also be details of how and when to avail of the limited 25% off offer on certain designs by the participating Indie Designers.

So the list, let’s see how that is looking now;


Year of Projects 5 List


  1. Hulst Socks KAL started Jun 21st – finished Jul 19th
  2. Paraphernalia
  3. Basic Ribbed Socks
  4. The Forest Moon of Endor  started Sept 1st – finished Oct 25th
  5. Zigzagular Socks
  6. Hedgerow Socks 
  7. Vanilla Latte Socks
  8. Hermione’s Everyday Socks
  9. How I Make My Socks started Jul 22nd – finished Aug 16th
  10. How I Make My Socks
  11. River Rapids Socks
  12. Fledermaus started Oct 25th
  13. Willowherb
  14. Dawlish
  15. Milfoil


Over the next 12 months my aim is to publish 10-12 patterns

  1. Cosán Cowl
  2. Alban Eilir Cowl
  3. Dagda
  4. Fíorghrá


  1. Streusel started Sept 13th – finished Oct 11th


  1. 2 Cloths finished Sept 25th
  2. 1 Cloth finished Oct 2nd
  3. 1 Cloth finished Oct 21st


My Ravelry project page for this YOP -Year 5 can be found here.

To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 5 check out the Ravelry group here.


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13 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 20

  1. Marsha says:

    The scarf is so beautiful. Love the bead accents.

  2. Stefanie says:

    Great design, Ruth. It’s neat how and where the beads sit in the lace.

  3. Lucy Bowen says:

    Beautiful scarf, well done on another pattern published. And how exciting to be involved in the gift along, have fun.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Lucy, yes it is exciting, I’m looking forward to getting involved as well from a knitters point as well, not just as a designer. Best of both worlds 🙂

  4. Pretty, pretty scarf! Congratulations on another beautiful pattern!
    Indie Gift-along looks like lots of fun!

  5. That’s really pretty, especially with the added beads.

  6. Becki says:

    Your Fíorghrá is beautiful. As is your dress form you have it displayed on – I love that. Going now to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long. Thanks you for the link, Ruth.

  7. Your list is looking good and your new design is lovely. Unfortunately, I don’t have time for either but I’m sure many will participate. Good luck to all!

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