I couldn’t let Talk Like a Pirate Day pass without a tribute to Pirate-inspired knits. Things fashioned by our own gnarled hands wielding our weapons of choice: pointy sticks and yarn.
Forgive me, but on Talk Like a Pirate Day, I must occasionally give way to little affirmational statements. It’s the scurviness oozin’ out o’ me pores, belike.
Origins of argyle
What’s a celebration of piratical knits without a mention of that most piractical-sounding of patterns, argyle. Argyle is a pattern made of diamonds, often including an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines. It derives from the tartans of Clan Campbell in Scotland. When knitted, argyle is usually done in intarrrrrsia. *Ahem.* Intarsia.
Here’s are some lovely, classic uses of argyle.
Lovely stuff, but I’m about ready to walk the plank from boredom. Aren’t you?
Well never fear. I’ve got just the tonic for these dull knits. I’ve found some much more piractical argyles to share.
Arrrr! Now that be more to the point.
Argyle doesn’t have to be square and boring. It can be bold, daring, adventurous.
Fit for a pirate.
Arrr! I say. Arrr!