Ireland's Teardrop by Lydia Brown

Ireland's Teardrop

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
218 - 400 yards (199 - 366 m)
Small and Large
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“The sun was just beginning to dip in the sky as Titanic passed the final lighthouse. Aunt Kathleen told me it is known as “Ireland’s Teardrop on account of it being the last sight of Ireland for those emigrating to America. I told her I thought that was a terrible, sad name. It is the right name, all the same, because I could not stop the tears then as Titanic turned to head out across the ocean, and the last part of Ireland faded into the sea mist and was obscured from view”

~Hazel Gaynor, The Girl Who Came Home

My sweet little market bag was inspired by this passage from Hazel Gaynor’s book, The Girl Who Came Home. Once knit up the bag takes on a teardrop shape to represent this quote and the many tears of joy and sorrow shed for the souls and survivors aboard this magnificent ship. The lace sections weave together in a simple yet elegant pattern painting fragments of memories and whispers.

This market bag is very versatile. It can be used for carrying produce purchased at your local farmers market, as a project bag or even as a purse. When you aren’t using it, it folds up nice and neat for easy storing.