My Leprechaun Green Sweater

March 16, 2023


I've never had a sweater to wear on St. Patricks Day, until now! I'd just like to see a Leprechaun try and pinch me wearing this much green! I finished this ages ago and worn it to bits at Christmastime with my mother's Swarovski Christmas tree brooch firmly attached to one shoulder. I got pretty sick of it but now it's time to pull it out again. This is the Daily Pullover from Purl Soho, another one of those simple pullovers that I love to knit and wear. 

The pattern is lovely, knit top down and easily customizable. It has optional short rows at the back neck which I added and if short rows are not in the pattern, I will add them anyway. I love to have the sweater's back neck up a little higher for warmth. I used the pattern's recommended yarn, Linen Quill and while I do like it, it's just the very tiniest bit itchy on me. I have given it a good soak, twice now, and I think what I'm feeling is guard hairs or maybe something pokey from the linen? I don't know, but I probably won't be able to use it again for that reason. Too bad because the colors are gorgeous. As an aside, many people can wear this with no itch, so this is just my sensitive skin reacting and I'm sad.

The color is something that is totally out of my regular neutral color book but I'm so glad I have it. It's bright and cheery and just very fun to wear. I don't know if it's called emerald or clover or grass or what, it's simply bright and pretty and I'm happy with it. It is knit top down and I made the smallest size and did not cast on extra stitches at the sleeve/body separation. I made rolled edges instead of ribbing (love that look) and could have used only 2 skeins if I hadn't made it so long. I might remove an inch or two as it is. Because of the long length I broke into the third skein and used just a tiny bit.

Below is something else that's green so I thought I'd share it. I've been looking for a woven bag for summer and found this on a blog I read. It comes in two dozen colors and I chose this lima bean color called Bean because I thought it was somewhat neutral without being beige or gray.  It's more of a tote size at 16" x 8" x 12" and comes with a matching envelope bag and is only $69! I thought that was great because this will be my everyday summer bag and can hold my knitting plus it's lightweight and easy to wear. See the Woven Tote here.

I've been seeing these slippers on feet all over town and they look so comfy. I found mine on Amazon for only $20 and they come in 20 colors. I bought the beige and I love them. I have them on now and can't believe how comfortable they are.  Shop for Cloud Slippers here. They also have them in children's sizes and next time my grandson is here I'll have him pick out a color and we'll keep them here for garden/pool shoes. We make him put on shoes when he goes outside and these will be so easy for him to slip on and off.

I finished my Paul Klee and wore it today. I adore it and can't wait to post it here. I just need to get pictures. Ugh, not my favorite thing to do. Until then, take care. xo Kristen

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase an item from an affiliate link, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting the blog. If you'd like to make a comment, please scroll down. I reply to each comment and that response will appear directly below your comment. If you would like a personal reply, please know that I use the Blogger platform and they do not give me your contact information when you comment. If you would like a personal reply you can contact me using the contact form on the right side at the very end of my websiteIf you would like to receive Knitionary posts by email, please subscribe here 

You Might Also Like


  1. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Kristin. I think you will get a lot of wear out of that sweater over the years. A classic style and so fun. Thank you for the shoe tip. Great to have for houses with a no-shoe policy. They might be my house-slipper substitute. Chloe

    1. Top o' the mornin' to ya too! I'm going to have to steal that and use that all day, lol! I see people wear those shoes around town, with or without socks! It's like comfy sweats for the feet.

  2. Top O the mornin' to you both!! That green is a really pretty color on you. Joyous!

  3. Gorgeous green on you. Love this style, so handy for all occasions!


  4. Great sweater. How about Shamrock Green?

  5. :) :) :). P.S. That sweater has the perfect vee-neck and I bought the Cloud Slippers. May buy another pair if the size and comfort level are right.

  6. Your passion for knitting shines through in your work.

    If you ever find yourself in need of knitting supplies or want to explore discounts on yarn and knitting accessories, you might want to check out a website called

  7. "I love how this blog combines depth and clarity in its writing. The posts are not only educational but also easy to understand. It's a goldmine for knowledge seekers."

  8. "I love how this blog strikes a balance between being informative and entertaining. It's a joy to read, and I always come away with valuable insights."


You make my day when you make a comment!


afghan Alana Dakos ally pally ambassador Amy Herzog Ankestrick Arte Italica baby Baby Cocktails bakelite baking berry picking Best Friday of the Month best of Ravelry Big Sur blue transferware book review books boutique brook cables California candy child children children's activities Christmas Christmas crafts Christmas knitting cleaning collections cookie cutters cookies cooking craft Crafts crochet cross-stitch day trip decluttering decorating designer spotlight discount diy dog dolls Easter eau de vie Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Zimmerman embroidery entertaining Facebook fall fall decorating fall garden family featured first car fit flower arranging flowers free pattern Friday night party group friends funny Fur garden gardening Giants Gifted Hostess give-away giveaway gluten free gourmet group Halloween herbs holiday home how to set up a party group jewelry Kaffe Fassett KAL Kim Hargreaves kitting Knit Picks knitting laundry Le Jacquard Francais Little French Knits Los Altos lunch Mailbu Making Things Marie Wallin Martin Storey menu minimalism money talk mosaic movies my house my patterns my town nails needlepoint needles October challenge Octoberfest ollalie organizing original design outdoor seating owl party prep pear peg dolls pies pomegranates poncho preview quilting recipe recycling redwork review roses Rowan San Francisco Sarah Hatton sewing sewing room tour shawl shopping shower social media softie spring spring garden stash Stitches West summer summer garden summer knitting Sunday Morning Swans Island table setting test test knit Thanksgiving Three Irish Girls TNNA tomatoes top 10 list toys travel tutorial twinning ufo Uncommon Threads vacation Valentine vegetable garden videos wedding winter garden wip Woolfolk yarn yarn for sale Ysolda