Jim Plunkett



“Jim Plunkett” is a fabulous Aran knit jumper with shawl neck and matching hat and the testers adored doing this one.  There is lots of detail and texture and was a pleasure to design in memory of Mary’s husband.

I am reluctant to state ages for sizes and these are for guidance only – as children get older, rule of thumb is to go by chest size.

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

                     cm 41 46 51 56 61 66 71 76

“Jim Plunkett” 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.



“Jim Plunkett” 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 Jumper has instructions to fit 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, 26″, 28″ and 30″ chest.  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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3 reviews for Jim Plunkett

  1. marguerite.thompson (verified owner)

    Jim plunkett is such a stylish knit, once I got into the way of the pattern, it grew quite quickly. As always a well explained pattern. I think definitely one for an experienced/ intermediate knitter with a knowledge of cables. I had a sense of such achievement when I finished it.

  2. tracyleeworthy (verified owner)

    Great pattern knits up lovely. Easy to follow. My grandson looks super cute in it

  3. Sheila Welton (verified owner)

    A brilliant pattern cable looks fabulous. Did have to use pen and paper to get cabling right but Donna’s pattern writing style is so easy to follow. I changed the collar slightly as did first size and didn’t want shawl collar.

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