August 08 2014 – thisisknit

Isn't this a gorgeous little slipover? It's a brand new pattern called Blackrock from Yvonne McSwiney, who also hand-dyes that glorious Dublin Dye Company yarn, and it's perfect for any smart little person from six months to six years. Blackrock is worked in fingering weight and the amount needed starts at just 300 metres for the littlest size. The pattern knits up so easily: worked in the round with no seaming at all, in simple stocking stitch with that lovely cable to keep you interested. You can purchase the pattern from Ravelry, either online or in the shop, and it comes free when you purchase Dublin Dye Company Merino Sock or Swing Sock to make it! You might have noticed Yvonne's Stepaside sock pattern making waves on Ravelry a couple of weeks back. We have such enormous talent round these parts, you know - there's so many excellent Irish designers working at the moment. There's a Ravelry thread about them in the Irish Knitters forum right here. Doesn't the idea of a small person heading off on the first day of school wearing Blackrock just melt your heart? It melts ours!


  • Carol perecman: September 16, 2020
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    I need to knit this—for myself! Any way you can talk Yvonne into sizing it up for adults?
    Carol Perecman

  • thisisknit: September 16, 2020
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    I think you’re on to something there Carol – I wouldn’t mind one myself! We’ll certainly let her know there’s a demand!

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