I love Carrigaline in Co Cork. Although it is now a town it is still referred to as the village by locals. My brother (Peter; who has a chunky knit set design named after him!) married a local girl from Carrigaline and raised his family here. Many of the original pubs from my youth are still going although many have closed down. Carrigaline was famous for its pottery and many of the locals were employed there. I have great memories going to the dancing after the pubs, then a chippy on the way home. Also sitting on the wall by the Owenabue River people watching. I visit regularly and it is usually where I stay.
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 either a boy or girl.
Size Guide: The pattern for a Hat and Jacket has instructions to 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 the 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.