Donal child's traditional aran sweater + hat PDF knitting pattern
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This traditonal aran sweater and matching hat will be a warm and cosy addition to your little one’s wardrobe. Make it in cream for a completely traditional look, or in any colour to match your child’s personality. I used pure wool because I had just enough to make this set, but you may wish to use a washable yarn that will withstand messy playtime! Donal (pronounced Doe-nall) means “great chief” or “ruler of the world.”
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)”
The hat is stretchy and will fit most who take the above sweater sizes.
You will need:
Wendy Traditional Aran, 100% wool, 500g (17.6oz), 842 yds – or similar yarn to achieve gauge
*** Please note that the photos show the garment in the smallest size, and it took 9 oz for sweater and hat.
Knitting needles: one pair each 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5
Yarn needle for sewing up
Spare knitting needles, stitch holders, or lengths of contrasting-colour yarn
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stocking stitch using larger needles
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