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Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Eric


Celebrate Burns Night with these Scottish patterns

It’s January 25th again, which can only mean one thing: time to whip up your favourite haggis recipe, pour a wee dram and tune up the ol’ bagpipes, it’s Burns Night!




On this date each year, people in Scotland and around the UK celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns, a Scottish poet perhaps best known worldwide for penning Auld Lang Syne, the classic New Years Eve singalong. In honor of Burns Night, we thought we’d take a look at some great Scottish patterns from our community.


Thistle Lace Scarf

Thistle Lace Scarf


Inspired by the national flower of Scotland, the thistle, this scarf’s beautiful lace pattern is a great subtle tip of the tam o’ shanter. Designers Tin Can Knits are always a great source for inspiring patterns!


Scottish Primrose jumper

Scottish Primrose Jumper


Lauren Smith brings us this lovely short-sleeved jumper with a fair isle clover pattern around the yoke. Made with 100% alpaca yarn, this jumper is sure to be smooth and comfy.


Scottish Ale Jumper

Scottish Ale jumper


If I had a dream jumper, this would be it. Maybe it’s the smile on his face, or the ale in his hand, but something tells me that this fella feels good wearing this. The cables are incredible, as is the Cascade Ecological wool from Cascade Yarns that it is knitted in. Cheers mate!


Scottish Thistle Tea Cosy

Scottish Thistle tea cosy


The thistle flower is makes for a great tea cosy, especially if you have some extra Stylecraft Eskimo DK yarn lying around that you don’t know what to do with! TeaCosyFolk have a ton of awesome patterns to keep your tea warm, but this is my favorite for Burns Night.

Any Scottish patterns that you think would be great inspiration on Burns Night? Link to them in the comments and rack up those “favorites!”

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Last updated: August 10th, 2017.

3 Responses to Celebrate Burns Night with these Scottish patterns

  1. Eileen says:

    Love the man’s Aran Knit, Celtic inspired design sweater. Most of my knitting projects have a cable or two somewhere, I’m a big fan! The sweater is beautiful is looks very dapper on the model 🙂

  2. Gill Robertson says:

    Love the short-sleeved jumper – and it would easily adapt to a long-sleeved one with more pattern above the welt and cuffs!

  3. Jacklyn says:

    Dude, might want to check your stats. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio. Based on the 2000 census, its poaouptiln is 711,470 compared to Cincinnati at 331,485 and Cleveland at 478,403. In the 10 years since the 2000 census, Columbus is the only major metro area in Ohio that is growing.

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