My Great Uncle Frank loved the hip-hips (what my Great Aunt Mimi calls country songs). He always brought home friends for dinner and said to his mother to just give them his (it was the Depression, but his mother always made sure to make enough go around). My Great Aunt also tells me the Irish favor their boys, and favored he was, she says. He died fighting during WWII. He received the Purple Heart Medal. I never met my Great Uncle Frank, but from the stories and memories, he is an important part of my family. These socks were knit in his honor.
24 sts = 4" over st st for men's/sport size
28 sts = 4" over st st for women's/fingering size
Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to ...
Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to her self-published pattern line, Carrie has designed for sock clubs and yarn companies such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, the Woolgirl Sock Club, The Plucky Knitter Classics, and Kollage Yarns. Carrie also made her teaching debut at Sock Summit 2011. Her knitting adventures, as well as her two cute doggies and ever-growing sock yarn stash are blogged about at We Do Not Have A Knitting Problem.
By day, Carrie runs a clinic for children with autism in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Masters in Special Education from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!