Celtic “Chill Zone”


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve come up with a bunch of links for you to create your very own “Celtic Chill Zone” – a place to knit fancy cables, sip a delicious beverage, and listen to the sounds of waves upon a rocky shore (or U2, whichever you prefer). In your Celtic Chill Zone, perhaps you could:


A gorgeous pattern from Illuminated Lines (where you’ll find the cardigan pictured, above) or

Aran Knits (I love Martin Storey. He’s one of my all-time favorite designers) or

Start small with an Aran Earflap Hat


An Aran Afghan where you learn so many new crochet stitches


Shepherd’s Pie

Beef and Guiness Stew

Irish Soda Bread

and, just for fun, Lucky Charms Ice Cream!


An Alcoholic Leprechaun

or a Homemade Shamrock Shake (I’m totally making this!)

Watch (TV):

Father Ted

Moone Boy

Watch  (Movies):

The Fall  (a thriller set in Belfast)

The Quiet Man

The Secret of Kells (a gorgeous animated movie for everyone)

Run and Jump

In Bruges



Listen to: The Pogues, My Bloody Valentine, The Corrs, Snow Patrol, Rubyhorse, The Thrills, Thin Lizzy, Two Door Cinema Club, Ham Sandwich, The Cranberries, Gaelic Storm, Loreena McKennitt, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, Boyzone AND B*Witched

Do you have any favorite celtic-themed things that you like to chill out to? Write them in comments for everyone to see!

Also, see our New York Chill Zone, 80s Chill Zone, and Valentine’s Chill Zone for more relaxing fun.

1 comment

  1. Fuego Azul / March 14, 2015

    I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day for it’s Celtic cables & rich green hues. I would love to crochet little green four leaf clovers & hang them up as a garland, sip some good ale, & curl up with some knitting (the ‘Crush’ shrug in Debbie Stoller’s “Superstar Knitting”, made in Knit Picks Aloft, color – Jade) while I listen to old Celtic tales on my audiobook app this year.