Farmer Joe


Buy FARMER JOE and Buttons together and save!!

Here Comes Trouble Wooden Buttons

Lovely wooden buttons which I had specially made to finish off Chunky and Aran Knits.

They come in packs of ten (10) with the words "Here Comes Trouble" and are 20mm diameter.

Exclusive to this page. For bulk orders, please email me.


FARMER JOE has been a hugely anticipated Aran design as it comes in larger sizes!  It is a gorgeous cable and looks so classic in the cream and really pops in other colours.

FARMER JOE come in chest size 22″ – 30″, but please measure the child as they come in all shapes and sizes so may need extra length or a different chest size.  The ages suggested are an approximation and loose guide.

Designed for Val on our team to raise funds for a local boy, she and others plan to knit this specially created piece to raise funds.

Knitted on straight needles.

Age approx           1-2yrs 3-4yrs 5-6yrs 7-8yrs 9-10yrs

To fit chest  ​ cm      56        61      66         71       76

                       in       22        24      26         28       30 

Actual Size cm        61        66      71         76       81

                      in        24        26      28         30       32

FARMER JOE is an Aran 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.


FARMER JOE is a smart Aran Jumper in larger sizes than normal.

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

Size Guide:  The pattern for a Jumper has instructions to fit 22″ to 30″ 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 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.

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7 reviews for Farmer Joe

  1. Angela Watkins (verified owner)

    Just finished knitting my grandson’s jumper. He’s going to be lovely and warm this coming winter.

  2. Angela Watkins (verified owner)

    My grandson in his Farmer Joe jumper.

  3. KAREN COLBECK (verified owner)

    My new favourite….. for now. Lovely rural outdoor feel.

  4. Betty Rae (verified owner)

    Just working on this one now but what a beautiful classic design, and so easy to follow

  5. tracyleeworthy (verified owner)

    Great pattern took me a few attempts to get it right need to concentrate on the start but as always the instructions are well explained 🥰

  6. lestodd (verified owner)

    Got this as i havent done a jumper for ages going to knit it next for my granddaughter

  7. lestodd (verified owner)

    Just done the first 24 rows of pattern and this is a great pattern so easy to follow love it

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