Little Donkey Hooded Sweater

Silly Season was the perfect excuse to have some fun with this Donkey sweater.  A stocking stitch body and moss stitch cuffs and collar means this cutie won’t take long to knit.  The real magic is in the long flowing mane, created using tassels, and there’s a handy pouch pocket in the front for storing carrots.  But my favourite element to this design, the ears, adorable!

Little donkey sweater Jane burns knit

This would make a great nativity costume for a little one, or just an extra funky Christmas sweater.

Little donkey sweater Jane burns knit

The pattern is written to fit chest sizes 53 – 73.5cm which is approx. 1-11 years old.

To knit this you will need:

  • Stylecraft, Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298 m) in Grey, Silver Grey and Charcoal
  • 3.25mm needles
  • 4mm needles
  • 4mm crochet hook (for mane)
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

I look forward to seeing your finished projects.

Happy Knitting,

jane burns

My Ass on the front cover of Simply Knitting magazine

How could I not run with that headline?


I had great fun designing for issue 132 of Simply Knitting magazine, as you can see there is a cute donkey purse on the cover,  it is mine 🙂  I love this little fella!

knitted donkey purse jane burns


knitted donkey purse jane burns

There was also a cover mount kit with all you need to make a flower corsage, there were a couple of different flowers to choose from.   Happy Knitting, Jane x

knitted corsage flower jane burns