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

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

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 Fairytale 1652 - Toddlers Patterned V Neck Cardigan

Patons 1652 V Neck Cardigan

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

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.