For a change I have used cables on the ribs and think the effect is lovely.  This design also uses a brand new cable stitch to the DBD range.  It sounds tricky but straight forward if you read and follow the instructions as set.   Comprising of instructions for Cardigan and Hat, this smart set will suit both boys and girls and it comes in chest size 16″ – 22″.  Bootees and mittens are available as a free download on website. Knitted on straight needles.

I am reluctant to state ages for sizes and those suggested on pattern are for guidance only – as children get older, best to go by chest size then measure neck to where you wish it to end and adjust accordingly.

Approx Age              0-3m     3-6m   6-12m    1-2yrs

To fit chest  ​ cm        41         46        51           56         ​

                      in          16         18        20           22

LIMERICK 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.


Limerick is a lovely set of Cardigan and matching Hat.

Our wonderful Technical Editor Annmarie has prepared a video tutorial which may be useful to you when completing this pattern – click here to watch 222LKKC in Knitting

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 22″ 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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1 review for Limerick

  1. marguerite.thompson (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved knitting Limerick, it looks so complex and complicated, but its not, pattern instructions were so easy to follow, and very well explained. Loved watching it develop and grow. An absolute pleasure to knit.

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