“BLAKE” is a smart set of Hat and Cardigan in DK/8 ply yarn.   This is an 8 row repeat rhombus pattern which can be carried on up to the neck if preferred to give it a different look.  It can also be used in the hat which Elaine, one of our admin did when she was testing sizes. It comes in 4 sizes, 16″ to 22″ chest!! 

The mittens and bootees come as a free download to suit all Aran designs which you can download by clicking here. It canbe adapted to DK.

I am reluctant to state ages for sizes and those suggested on pattern are for guidance only – as children get older, rule of thumb is to go by chest size.

To fit chest  ​ in 16 18 20 22 

                     cm 41 46 51 56

“Blake” is an DK Knitting Pattern available to purchase in PDF form for immediate download or to have printed and posted to you (UK only) for a flat fee of £2.95 to cover postage and packaging – so you’re always best ordering a couple of patterns together!


  • PDF downloads are available immediately after purchase and can be printed off on your own printer if you desire; links are valid for 7 days.
  • Printed & Posted patterns are printed in full colour on 120gsm office paper.  Patterns are sent 1st Class Royal Mail delivery in hard-backed envelopes and protective sleeves to ensure they arrive to you in the best possible condition.


“Blake” is a unisex DK set comprising of cardigan and hat.

My Irish roots have inspired my love of the cable style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.

Size Guide:  The pattern for a Hat and Cardigan has instructions to fit 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″ chest.  Always measure the child prior to starting your project as all children are different.

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 DK 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 DK for this pattern.

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12 reviews for Blake

  1. Margaret MacKenzie (verified owner)

    I loved knitting this pattern. Such a beautiful pattern to knit up. So easy and finish is gorgeous.

  2. lgriff1 (verified owner)

    What a lovely pattern to knit. All instructions are so easy to follow

  3. tangriggs9 (verified owner)

    This pattern is lovely my godson will look lovely in this when i get round to doing it

    • Annmarie Manson

      Thank you Tanya, this is also on my to-do list! Annmarie

  4. Lisa Tarsey (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern. Grows quickly and looks great. I’m on my fourth set of this one. Love it.

    • admin

      Yeah Blake is lovely to knit and thank you for your review – Donna xx

  5. Danielle Marks (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern will definitely knit again

  6. patreilander (verified owner)

    A great new pattern to add to the ones I do for the Hospital Gift Shop. Love how nicely it knit up and went together. I’ve made two already.

    • admin

      Thank you so much and how lovely donating your knits – Donna xx

  7. Leanne Carr (verified owner)

    Loved knitting this, my first pattern from Donna, I have gone on to purchase more patterns and don’t think I will look any further, knitted up beautifully, can’t wait to knit it in another colour

    • admin

      Thanks Leanne, a lovely pattern for sure – Donna xx

    • admin

      Thanks again xx

  8. Diane Russell (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved doing this one, pattern so easy to follow, in fact I’ve done this about 4 times now this is the last one I did, and it won’t be my last

    • admin

      Thank you Diane, these review help knitters in choosing and are invaluable – Donna xx

  9. Pauline Semple (verified owner)

    Just finished Blake, pattern was so easy to follow as are all Donna’s patterns since the loss of my husband my time is now spent knitting I have so many of Donna’s patterns and must say there’s not one that I dont love. Looking forward to all the new patterns.

  10. tracyleeworthy (verified owner)

    Loved knitting this cardigan it’s easy to follow and looks great when finished. I have done it using 1 and 2 colours

  11. jane Tallis (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern easy to follow the instructions can be for a boy or girl 1of my all time favourites

  12. Lee Morris (verified owner)

    Such an easy knit but oh so delightful & a stunning finished garment.

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