I am pleased to announce that my latest pattern has now been released on Ravelry.

Giraffe Cardigan

You can get it here.

This cardigan was designed in order to raise funds to help the continued running of Colchester Zoo during the COVID-19 temporary closure. The Colchester Zoo logo features the outline of a giraffe, and so the design includes a small giraffe silhouette on the front left-hand side of the cardigan. 100% of profits from the sale of this pattern will be donated directly to Colchester Zoo.

This is a top-down raglan shaped cardigan, and includes THREE sizes: medium preemies, large preemies, and newborn babies. For ease and speed the collar, hems, and button band are all knitted as you go.


  • Any standard DK weight yarn (approx. 100g/ 300m) – 30-40g for Main Colour & 5g for Contrast Colour
  • 4.00 mm Knitting Needle
  • 4 or 5 buttons
  • 1 x Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:

  • Knit & Purl
  • Increases & Decreases
  • Selvedge Edge


Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch worked flat before blocking.

Final Sizes:  Medium Preemie (3-4lbs with a 32cm chest), Large Preemie (5-6lbs with a 36cm chest), Newborn Baby (7-8lbs with a 40cm chest).

Please let anyone you know who would like to make this know about the new pattern release.

And here is the Ravelry pattern link again for you.

Best wishes, Sam xox

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