“Ballycotton” is a striking Aran knit Jumper with shawl neck and matching hat in 8 sizes; 16″ to 30″ chest.

This knit comes up on the larger side to ensure warmth and the flexibility of using as a replacement for a jacket.  It has a beautiful textured cable which is mirrored on the back; traditional but modern, suitable for boys and girls!

To fit chest  ​ in  16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30

                     cm 41 46 51 56 61 66 71 76

Sizes suggested on pattern are for guidance only – as children get older, rule of thumb is to go by chest size.  Likewise, extend the length on body and sleeves if the child is taller.


“Ballycotton” is an Aran Knitting Pattern available to purchase in PDF form for immediate download or to have printed and posted to you (UK only) for a flat fee of £2.95 to cover postage and packaging – so you’re always best ordering a couple of patterns together!


  • PDF downloads are available immediately after purchase and can be printed off on your own printer if you desire; links are valid for 7 days.
  • Printed & Posted patterns are printed in full colour on 120gsm office paper.  Patterns are sent 1st Class Royal Mail delivery in hard-backed envelopes and protective sleeves to ensure they arrive to you in the best possible condition.


“Ballycotton” is an Aran set comprising of shawl neck jumper and hat.

My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.

Size Guide:  The pattern for a Hat and Cardigan has instructions to fit 16″ to 30″ chest so approx 0 – 10 years.  Always measure the child prior to starting your project as all children are different.

Wool & yarn recommendation…

I often get asked which wool I use and who my yarn supplier is!  For this knit I have used Stylecraft Special Aran which I selected for its softness, it is very gentle on a baby’s skin.  There are over 88 different shades available through LoveCrafts, who are my preferred yarn and wool supplier.  (Spend over £25 to get free P&P and sign up their newsletter for 15% off your first order!)… I would also recommend Paintbox Aran for this pattern.

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2 reviews for Ballycotton

  1. Margaret MacKenzie (verified owner)

    This pattern is so lovely. The mix of stitches is beautiful and can do bigger children. What a bonus.

  2. Wendy Cockerill (verified owner)

    Beautiful pattern. Made for my granddaughter using ‘Lollipop Aran’ from ‘Hobbii’ in Denmark. I think this pattern will be used again as she grows.

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