Macdara baby and toddler cardigan coat - knitting pattern

This little coat is made all in one piece, except for the collar. The front and sleeves have twists and cables, while the back features a tree pattern.
It is suitable for boys or girls - the actual garment measures: chest 20 (22, 24)”; length 12½ (13½, 14½)”; sleeve seam 6½ (7½, 8½)”
There are five pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs of the coat 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) with photographs
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric - Garment measures: chest 20 (22, 24)”; length 12½ (13½, 14½)”; sleeve seam 6½ (7½, 8½)”
  • Suitable for experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * 6 (7½, 9) oz. any worsted yarn which will give the gauge below * Straight knitting needles, size 4.5 mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Stitch holder * Three buttons or 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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