Bruadair infant aran sweater - knitting pattern

This little sweater features a central honeycomb pattern, flanked by diamonds and cables, and the edges are worked in double moss stitch. Bruadair means “dream” or “vision” in Irish and is pronounced “brew-a-dir.” It's suitable for a little boy or girl. The actual garment measures 20, 22 or 24 inches around at the chest. There are five 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. The pattern is suitable for experienced knitters.


  • Illustrated written knitting pattern (no chart)
  • Actual garment measurements: Chest: 20 (22, 24)” Length from back of neck (adjustable): 9¾ (10¾, 11¾)” and Sleeve seam (adjustable: 6 (6¾, 7½)”
  • 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 Soft yarn, 5oz (141g), 256yd (234m) – 2 balls, or equivalent yarn to achieve gauge * Knitting needles: 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 3.25mm (10 U.K., 3 U.S.) * Spare knitting needles or stitch holders * Cable needle * 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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