Rowan toddler aran cardigan jacket - knitting pattern

A roomy little jacket for toddler boys or girls – ideal for popping on over a t-shirt or fine-fabric sweater when an extra layer is needed. This pattern is easily adaptable, you can shorten or lengthen the body, sleeves and collar, and vary the number and size of buttons. The actual garment measures 23, (24 1l2, 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 - actual garment chest size 23 (24 1/2, 26) inches
  • Suitable for experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Approx. 250g/9 oz. any worsted yarn – a little more if you are increasing length * Straight knitting needles, sizes 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 3.5mm (10 U.K., 3 U.S.) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for weaving in ends * 3 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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