This gorgeous Aran pattern is named “Liam” after Annmarie’s cousin’s son who the family lost to meningitis 10 years ago aged 13. His first nephew is due in October and she has already knitted this for him coming into the world and her feedback was she didn’t want to stop knitting it as she enjoyed it so much.
My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations. The pattern for a Hat and Jacket has instructions to to fit 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a jacket. This would suit someone fairly new to knitting as cables are very straight forward. By extending the length of the arms and the body on the largest size, it would easily fit a 3 year old.
Yarn used was Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, which you can find at LoveCrafts – I’d recommend it for its softness; it is very gentle on a baby’s skin! I would also recommend Stylecraft Special Aran to knit with this pattern.