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.

Babies Sleeping Bag pattern wanted

Posted on 11/07/2017

I recently received the following email from Kay:

I am looking for a pattern of a babies sleeping bag that I knitted many years ago for a friend.   About 40 odd years ago. I think it was in one of the magazines, it was in a rib pattern with I think either 8 or 12 ply wool.  Regards.

I checked all my “yet to be published patterns” and unfortunately I don’t have the pattern Kay is looking for.  If you happen to have a pattern that may meet Kay’s needs, I would be happy to publish it on my website and acknowledge your kind donation, you can contact me  via my contact page.

Roger Moore before he became James Bond

Posted on 28/05/2017

Patons 554 - Ernest - Mans Cardigan modelled by Roger MooreThis image of the actor Roger Moore is from Patons Booklet 554 and is labelled Ernest.

The book was given to me by my mum to add to the website.  She pointed out to me at the time that Roger Moore is her favourite actor.  Sadly he passed away on 23 May 2017 but he will always be remembered for his good looks and suave sophistication.