About this knitting pattern…
I named this pattern after my maternal Grandfather who was born in Buncrana , Co Donegal. He worked from the age of nine years old as times were hard and it was just what happened in those days. He taught himself to read and write and eventually married my granny, Hannah, and they had 6 children. He has to have been one of the wisest men I have ever known and was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He lived to the age of 89 and we all miss him dearly, especially my mother.
My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations. Some experience is required to knit this beautiful pattern and it is suitable for a boy or girl.
Size Guide: The pattern for a Hat and Jacket has instructions to fit 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a jacket. By extending the length of the arms and body on the largest size, it would easily fit a 3 year old.
Wool & yarn recommendation…
I often get asked which wool I use and who my yarn supplier is! For this knit I have used Stylecraft Special Aran which I selected for its softness, it is very gentle on a baby’s skin. There are over 88 different shades available through LoveCrafts, who are my preferred yarn and wool supplier. (Spend over £25 to get free P&P and sign up their newsletter for 15% off your first order!)… I would also recommend Paintbox Aran for this pattern.
Annmarie Manson (verified owner) –
Great pattern, loved doing it.
Margaret MacKenzie (verified owner) –
Love this pattern. Knitted for my grandson.