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Conor child's aran sweater - knitting pattern

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    • 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

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    This sweater is great for boys or girls, and ideal for using up yarn when you don’t have enough to make a full sweater! I chose traditional cream for the body, and a denim blue for the sleeves. You can make it solid, or mix-and-match colours as you please. The saddle shoulders are roomy and comfortable for active toddlers. The neckband is also roomy, making this easy to put on and remove at playtime. Ideal for slipping on over a t-shirt or thin sweater when the weather turns cool. Conor is an Irish name, and means “dog lover.” The actual garment measures 25, 27 or 29 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.

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    Materials you need at home:

    You will need: * 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver medium worsted, each skein 7 oz/198 g, 364 yds * Note: sweater shown is the smallest size, used approx 6 oz cream and 3 oz blue * Straight knitting needles: 4.5mm (U.K. 7, U.S. 7) and 3.75mm (U.K. 9, U.S. 5) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Stitch holders or spare needles