This pattern in the Irish at Heart collection came to life because Ireland has such a rich culture of storytelling and is famous for its fairy-lore. You can take tours to visit fairy forts, buy a fairy door to invite a fairy to your home and the fairies sometimes even get blamed for any mishaps. When visiting Ireland you are surrounded by fairy tales all the time and it might happen you are away with the fairies…
The stitch pattern I've chosen, is an overall lace and cable pattern which goes in my opinion very well with cute fairy socks and is interesting to knit. The socks are worked cuff down with heel flap and gusset.
Away with the Fairies is available as individual download, here, or as part of the Irish at Heart collection, here.
And completely off-topic, whenever I write down the name of the pattern I can't stop humming... and we'll dance all the night on the hill... thank you, The Saw Doctors, I now don't get your song Away with the Fairies out of my head for the rest of the day. :)