Thanks to Anne in Scotland

Posted on 15/12/2018

A big thank you to Anne in Scotland who sent me some patterns to share on my website.

Here’s a sample from Sirdar’s Book 108, I can’t wait to get them all published.

Anne also sent me my first machine pattern. You can find it by clicking on the image.

Would you like to share a knitting pattern on my website?

Posted on 18/11/2018

If you have an old knitting pattern than you would like to share on my website, drop me an email from the contact page and I will send you my email address.  Unfortunately publishing my email address on the website generates an enormous amount of spam.

I am located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  If you are in this region I would be happy to collect any unwanted patterns.

A lovely lady who doesn’t want to be acknowledged, from Wantirna here in Victoria, sent me these two patterns:

Australian Womens Weekly 1965 Snuggle bag - Image Womens Weekly 1968 sleeping bag

Royal Children’s Hospital Needs Beanies For Premature Babies

Posted on 02/04/2018

Picture of Premature Baby at RCH

Due to the generosity of Carolyn’s followers, beanies are no longer required at this time.

Carolyn at Cazinc has put out the call for beanies for premature babies at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is a major children’s hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

As a major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria, the Royal Children’s Hospital provides a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. (Wikipedia)

2018’s Good Friday Appeal raised a record $18 million.

Carolyn has generously allowed me to publish her pattern for beanies in 3 ply and 8 ply wool.  Once knitted they can be sent to Carolyn who will deliver them to the hospital.  Please contact her via

Click here for pattern.

Patons 1652 V Neck Cardigan

Posted on 23/07/2017

Patons Fairytale 1652 - Toddlers Patterned V Neck CardiganI have finally finished this  Patons 1652 V neck cardigan for my grand daughter who is the model in the photo.  It looks a bit short but I think it is only because she is wearing very long T shirts underneath.  I couldn’t get it off her to remove the T shirts for the photo. With a little summer dress I think it will be fine.  I used bella baby “baby wonder” 4 ply wool instead of the Patons Fairytale and although the tension was correct I wasn’t quite happy with the finish.