“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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6 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

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