Sean baby sweater and leggings - knitting pattern

This little outfit consists of a sweater with back-opening, and leggings with cross-over straps. I made it in a variegated yarn to show that you don’t need to use solid colour to show off cable bands. The choice is endless: for example, top and bottom in different colours, a white sweater with brightly-coloured leggings, or perhaps a solid-colour sweater while the leggings have bands of two or more colours. Sean, pronounced Shawn, means “God is gracious." Actual Garment Measurements: Sweater: Chest measurement: 16 (18, 20)”; Length from back of neck to hem (adjustable): 8 (9½, 10)”; Sleeve length from underarm to cuff (adjustable): 5 (6½, 8)” Leggings: Front seam (adjustable): 6 (7, 7½)”; Length from waist to ankle (adjustable): 14 (15½, 17 ½)” 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 all knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Patons Misty, 100% acrylic, 50g balls – 2 balls each size sweater, 2 balls each size leggings, but 3 balls will work if making the set in one colour * Knitting needles: one pair each 4mm (UK 8, US 6) and 3.25mm (UK 9, US 5) * Cable needle * Spare needles or stitch holders * Yarn needle for sewing up * 4 small buttons plus 2 slightly larger ones for the leggings

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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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