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Garbhan infant 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 tiny sweater features Celtic knotwork, and has buttons on the shoulder which makes it easy to get on an off a squirming infant. (There are no buttonholes, simply push the small buttons through the fabric). Ideal for little boys or girls. Garbhan, pronounced Gar-van, is an Irish name meaning “little rough one” – ideal for an everyday sweater which will take a lot of rough play! The actual garment measures 20, 22 or 24 inches around at the chest. There are five pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Cotton 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: * Bernat Handcrafter Cotton 3 (4, 5) balls, each : 1.75 oz / 50 g, 80 yd / 73 m - or any yarn that will give you the gauge required.
    * 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 * 3 or 4 small buttons