Feisty a child's Aran sweater

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Feisty a child's Aran sweater Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Cables
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

This top down raglan sweater is cast on at the neckline, and worked back and forth on circular needles until the neckline opening is closed and the sweater is joined to be worked in the round. Honeycomb cables are worked on front and back, and a simple mirrored cable worked down the center of each sleeve.

Front and back cables are increased in “knit” stitch and incorporated into the honeycomb pattern until there are a total of 48 stitches in honeycomb, then front and back stitches are increased in “purl” stitch. Sleeve stitches are increased in “purl” stitch.


5 sts and 6 rows / inch on larger needles in reverse stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pattern is written for child’s sizes 12 mo. (2, 4, 6)


  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi [100% Superwash Wool, 3 ply machine washable worsted, 225 yards / 4 oz] Boys: 2 (2, 3, 3) color: Fresh Girls: 2 (3, 3, 4) color: Winona

You Will Also Need:

  • Sizes 7 and 8; 24” circular needle and dpns
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry/sewing needle
  • 2 buttons (3/4”) diameter

About Designer

About Designer

Stefanie Japel on craftsy.com

Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition.

A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. ...

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