Conor child's aran sweater - knitting pattern

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.


  • 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: * 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

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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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