Sinead girl's aran jumper - knitting pattern

This little sweater is ideal for boys as well as girls. The saddle shoulders make for lots of room for active toddlers. The neck is not too close-fitting, making it easy to slip on and off, and even over a thinner sweater or t-shirt when play-day turns cool. Sinead is an Irish name, pronounced Shin-ade, and means “God is gracious.” This is suitable for boys or girls - the actual garment measures 25, 27 or 29 inches around at the chest. There are five 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
  • Written pattern (no chart)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric - actual chest measurements 25 (27, 29) inches
  • Suitable for experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver medium worsted, each skein 7 oz/198 g, 364 yds - Note: sweater shown is the smallest size and used 9 oz yarn * Straight knitting needles: 4.5mm (U.K. 7, U.S. 7) and 3.75mm (U.K. 9, U.S. 5) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Stitch holders or spare needles

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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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