Brendan Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, basic intarsia, short rows

Pattern Description:

This nautically themed sweater will look great on the littlest man in your life. Choose one of two intarsia motifs inspired by the story of St. Brendan the Navigator, an Irish monk said to have sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland in the 6th century. A classic sailor style collar provides the perfect finishing touch for your little voyager's traveling wardrobe. Skills required beyond basic knit and purl include knowledge of intarsia and short rows.


20 sts x 24 rows=4" in stst on size 6 US (4.0mm) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit sizes: 0-6 (6-12 mo., 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 years).
  • Finished chest circumference:18 (20, 22, 24, 26) in.


  • DK weight yarn: 250 (300, 375, 450, 550) yards DK or light worsted weight yarn in MC, and 100 (110, 110, 120, 120) yards in contrast color (CC). Sweaters shown use a 100% mercerized cotton, 205 yards/100g(sailboat), and a 100% wool, 230 yards/100g (whale) in
  • Size 5 and 6 (US) needles (3.75 & 4.0 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge. 24 or 32" circulars are suggested, but straight needles can also be used.
  • Stitch holders (2)
  • Yarn needle

About Designer

About Designer

CatherineS on

I've been into DIY since I was little, but these days my main craft is knitting. My mother taught me the basics when I was eleven, and after several years of neglect I picked it up again at university. When I can squeeze it around my day job, I love to come up with knitting patterns, you can check out what I've got in development over on my blog,

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