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Nanna's Boy 20mm

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 "Nanna's Boy" and are 20mm diameter.

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Noreen is striking yet you do need experience to complete this knit.  It is the first time I have cabled on the wrong side but once you get going it is fairly straight forward and it does use a lot of different cable stitches.   Comprising of instructions for Cardigan and Hat, this smart set will suit both boys and girls and it comes in chest size 16″ – 22″.  Bootees and mittens are available as a free download on website and will match this set beautifully. Knitted on straight needles.

I am reluctant to state ages for sizes and those suggested on pattern are for guidance only – as children get older, best to go by chest size then measure neck to where you wish it to end and adjust accordingly.

Approx Age              0-3m     3-6m   6-12m    1-2yrs

To fit chest  ​ cm        41         46        51           56         ​

                      in          16         18        20           22

NOREEN 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.


Noreen is a lovely set of Cardigan and matching Hat.

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 Hat and Hoodie has instructions to fit 16″ to 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 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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3 reviews for Noreen

  1. Deborah Grimshaw (verified owner)

    A lovely Aran pattern to knit. Made in a cherry red. It’s suitable for a boy or a girl. Use Donna’s buttons to finish the set.

  2. Hayley Beaumont (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed doing this pattern so different doing the cable on the wrong side x love all of Donna’s patterns x

  3. lestodd (verified owner)

    Just done the first 8 rows of noreen lovely pattern to knit easier than it looks love it

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