Zoe's aran sweater jumper - child knitting pattern

This child's aran sweater was inspired by my little granddaughter asking me to make her a special purple sweater (it's our favourite colour!). It is suitable for boys or girls, and you can make the neckline plain if you prefer, or follow the pattern. The actual garment measures 22, 24 or 26 inches around at the chest. There are five pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs of the sweater 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)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
  • Actual Garment Measurements: Chest measurement: 22 (24, 26)” Length from back of neck to hem (adjustable): 14 (15½, 17)” Sleeve length from underarm to cuff (adjustable): 9 ½ (11, 12½)”
  • Suitable for experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Red Heart Comfort yarn, 100% acrylic, medium weight, 454g (16 oz), 792m (867 yds) – depending on gauge and any changes in length, you’ll use approx 260 (320, 400) g - or similar yarn to match the gauge * Knitting needles: one pair each 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Spare knitting needles, stitch holders, or lengths of contrasting-colour yarn

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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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