Cliodhna toddler cardigan - knitting pattern

This little cardigan features a heart-shaped cable pattern, with double moss stich panels on the body and the sleeves. I made this in Bernat Satin, which is a lovely yarn to work with, and makes for a special cardigan for a little girl. However, made with a plain worsted in any colour, it would be ideal for playtime and back-to-school. Cliodhna, pronounced “Klee-o-na” means shapely, and is the name of a goddess who fell in love with a mortal. The actual garment measures 22, 24 or 26 inches around at the chest. There are 6 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: * 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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