Eimar baby and toddler sweater - knitting pattern

This little sweater features cable work on the front only, with stocking stitch being used on the back and sleeves – ideal for when you don’t want a bulkier sweater, but would still like some interesting detail. It will knit up quickly, too. This is also a good introduction to cable-work if you have not worked with it before - as there is only the front panel, it will not be overwhelming. Eimear is pronounced Ee-mer and means “swift.” The actual garment measures 23, 25 or 27 inches around at the chest. There are four 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 intermediate knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * 5-6 oz worsted yarn – I used Bernat Super Value worsted, 7 oz ball (424 yds) * Straight knitting needles, sizes 3.25 mm (U.K. 10, U.S. 3) and 4.00 mm (U.K. 8, U.S. 6) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Three or four buttons or small toggles

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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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