John Joe was my mother’s youngest brother and recently passed away. He, like the rest of his siblings, was born in Castlefinn, Co Donegal and came to Scotland with his parents when he was a teenager. He then moved to Birmingham in his 30’s where he lived until his death. A very quiet man, he never married but was really generous and kind to his nephews and nieces. This pattern is in memory of him.
This is a chunky knit designed to fit 0-2 Years and is unisex.
My Irish roots have inspired my love of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.
Size Guide: The pattern for a Hat and Jacket and has instructions 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 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 Chunky 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 Chunky for this pattern.