This pattern is named after a little fishing village in Co. Cork in Ireland where I spent my youth and young adult life every Summer holiday. It has so many memories and I think of Crosshaven as my spiritual home. Waking up early in the morning and watching the boats gives me such a sense of calm. I hope to retire here eventually and be near my brother who is buried here. Crosshaven has an abundance of history, the people are all characters and it is surrounded by beautiful beaches. I fell in love for the first time here, it was my father’s home for a long time, I made friends in my teenage years who are still in my life today and I will always love Crosshaven. The cables of this pattern signify the twists and turns of life and emotion and fit with the nautical theme.
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 19″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a jacket. Because of the style of the cable I have devised this as one size on the pattern. There is another available in age 1-2 years here.
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.