We knit several traditional Irish patterns using Donegal Studio Aran Donegal Tweed yarn.
The first piece we knit was a headband with the traditional diamond with moss stitch interior alternating with a diamond with a bobble inside.
Then Anne gave us the pattern for the blackberry stitch. I knew it as the trinity stitch as it consists of making 3 stitches in one alternating with p3tog to make little bobbles. It is not my favourite stitch so I didn't do a very big swatch. However, if you like this stitch this Bobble Sheep Pillow by Purl Soho pattern has LOTS of it.
Then we were given a 'tree of life' pattern created with twisted knit stitches on the right side rows and twisted purl stitches on the wrong side.
We were also given a scarf pattern which incorporated the Lobster Claw stitch with 1 x 1 cables and lace. I only got four rows done before our time was up.
Today after our activities, I had a chance to go to Anne's store and I bought a sweater's worth of the 3ply Aran yarn.
Tomorrow we're off to the Aran island of Inisheer for some sight-seeing and a workshop with Una McDonagh.