Willow is the granddaughter and great granddaughter of two very good friends of mine from Carrigaline in Co Cork, Mary and Lynda Glavin. She is such a beautiful child and this pattern is my little contribution to mark her birth.
This pattern is ideal for someone wanting to try knitting with Aran and cables and from 8 rows there is only one cable row. In saying that, the finished pattern is very effective and unisex so perfect for a new baby if you don’t know where it is to be a boy or girl!
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 Cardigan 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 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.