Muireann child cardigan jacket and hat - knitting pattern
This roomy jacket and hat makes a cozy outfit for your little one. Make with any washable worsted and it will survive everyday life with a toddler, or make it in a deluxe yarn for special days. There is a large cable embellishing the garter-stitch base. It has a girl’s name, but would make a spiffy blazer for a little lad, just reverse the buttonhole instructions. Muireann, pronounced Mur-in, means “sea-white, sea-fair” and is said to have been the name of a mermaid caught by a fisherman in Lough Corrib, Co. Galway. The actual garment measures 22, 24 or 26 inches around at the chest. There are six 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 and experienced knitters
Materials you need at home:
You will need: * Red Heart Comfort medium worsted, 454g/16 oz ball, 792m/867 yards, for all three sizes, the smallest size takes 235g, and the hat 70g. * Knitting needles: one pair each 5mm (UK 6, US 8) and 4mm (UK 8, US 6) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Spare knitting needles, stitch holders, or lengths of contrasting-colour yarn * 4 buttons
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!