Liam child's aran sweater - knitting pattern
This little sweater is ideal for either little girls or boys, simply sew the cross-over left-to-right or right-to-left as required. If you are passing this sweater along to the next child in the family, once it has been outgrown, simply unpick and re-sew the front portion of the collar if it’s going from a boy to a girl or vice versa. The actual garment measures 22, 24 or 26 inches around at the chest. There are four pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs of the sweater as it progresses. 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
- Written pattern (no chart)
- Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
- Actual Chest measurement: 22 (24, 26)”
- Suitable for experienced knitters
Materials you need at home:
You will need: * 7.5 (8.5, 9.5) oz medium worsted, approx.. * Size 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 3.5mm (10 U.K., 4 U.S.) straight knitting needles * Size 3.5mm (10 U.K., 4 U.S.) circular needle for neckband – or size needed to obtain gauge (this is optional as you can make the neckband separately and sew it on) * Cable needle * Stitch holder (or large safety pin, or spare needle) * Yarn needle for sewing up
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!