There are all sorts of fun Aran cables and Irish-inspired designs that are fun to knit and incorporate into projects at this time of year.
Studio Knit has a great tutorial for an Irish Saxon Braid pattern, which is a little intricate, but as I explained in my video last week, all cables are worked with the same basic moves, even if the result is really intricate.
I think this braid would be lovely knit as a headband. Just make a strip long enough to fit snuggly around your head (make it a little shorter than your actual head circumference so it has to stretch a bit to hold onto your head). Or make it the bottom of a hat — stitch the same strip into a loop and pick up stitches along one side to stitch the hat. So many fun ideas.
Make sure you check out the knit shamrock pattern from a couple of days ago, too, if you’re still looking for some quick St. Patrick’s Day knitting projects!
[Photo via Studio Knit.]