Ciaran childs aran cardigan - knitting pattern

This little cardigan is suitable for boys or girls, and features cables-within-cables on the front and back, a single cable running down the centre of the sleeves, and the panels on either side of the cable-work being stocking stitch. Ideal for playtime and back to school when made in a durable yarn, although the Bernat Satin is lovely and luxurious. Ciaran, pronounced “Kee-ran” means “little dark-haired one.”

There are sixpages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. The garment is knit flat, so only straight needles are required.

Actual Measurements: Chest measurement: 24 (26, 28)” Length from back of neck to hem (adjustable): 12 (13, 14)” Sleeve length from underarm to cuff (adjustable): 7½ (8½, 9½)”


  • 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: * Bernat Satin, 3 balls, 3.5 oz each (100g), 199 yds (182m) * Knitting needles: 4mm (8 UK, 6 US) and 3.5mm (10 UK, 3 US) * Cable needle * Spare needles or stitch holders * Yarn needle for sewing up * 5 buttons

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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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