Aibhlinn girls sleeveless crossover top - knitting pattern

This little cross-over top is ideal when an extra layer is needed at play-time, or make it in the appropriate colour for ballet class. There is a simple cable on the front edges, back of neck and armhole edges. The two fronts are made first, then work is continued down the back – simply sew up the side seams, attach four cords for the side ties, and it’s done!
The actual garment measures 21 (23, 25) inches around at the chest. There are four pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Worsted yarn was used for the pictured garment, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The garment is knit flat, so only straight needles are required.


  • PDF knitting pattern with photographs
  • Written pattern (no chart)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
  • Suitable for experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Red Heart TLC medium worsted, 6oz/170g, 312 yds (if not available, any medium worsted will suffice, Red Heart Super Saver is a good option) * Straight knitting needles: 4.5mm (U.K. 7, U.S. 7) * Cable needle * A couple of spare needles or stitch-holders, and a large safety pin or smaller stitch-holder * Yarn needle for sewing up

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Christina Drummond

I learned to knit as a child living in both Ireland and England. I love the intricate work of aran garments, but it was only when my first grandchild came along that I began to design for babies and children - for her first child my daughter had wanted a tiny sweater with a particular aran stitch on the front, I couldn't find a pattern so decided to make one up!

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