The Ceilidh Collection is a set of hand knitting patterns inspired by the sounds and steps of the traditional Scottish Highland Ceilidh dances.


The patterns are suitable for beginners and uses simple knits, purls and cable stitches to create a unique textured finish.


The pattern booklet contains all 5 hand knitting patterns from the Ceilidh Collection

Circassian Circle Hat

Military Two Step Scarf

Canadian Highland Barn Dance Hat

Gay Gordons Scarf

Strip the Willow Shawl


The patterns all use Aran weight yarn from the sustainable and naturally dyed Loch Ness Knitting Cafe Collection.


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To help you weigh up a price point that works for you here are more details of the time and work that has gone into creating this pattern.


  • Initial idea
  • Yarn preparation for sample – see yarn dyeing
  • Draft pattern (hand notation) and first hand made sample – many hours or work depending on the type of pattern
  • Multiple edited computer and pdf compatible versions
  • Technical editing – outsourced fixed cost
  • Additional testing and sample making (also requires additional yarn) – outsourced fixed cost
  • Photos
  • Listing on website and other external marketplace
  • Email communications and promotional activity
  • Other business development activities, ie locally sourced Loch Ness Yarn, yarn dyeing and course teaching.



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Ceilidh Collection Pattern Booklet


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