LOCH LEVEN contains instructions for 2 styles of Cardigan and 2 styles of Hat.  So plenty of variation and aimed at intermediate knitters.

LOCH LEVEN comes in chest size 16″ – 22″ and knits to sizes 18″ – 26″ on straight needles.  The design dictates a wider than usual finished piece so will easily fit up to 4 years.

Please measure the child as they come in all shapes and sizes so may need extra length or a different chest size.  The ages suggested are an approximation and loose guide.  

Age approx                         0-6m 6-12m 1-2 yrs  3-4yrs

To fit chest cm                   41      46       51          56 

                     in                    16      18       20          22

Actual         cm                   46      51       61          66    

                      in                   18      20       24          26


Mittens and Bootees are available as a free download on website under Aran tab.

LOCH LEVEN is aNn Aran/10 ply 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.


LOCH LEVEN – a beautiful Aran design.

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

Size Guide:  The pattern for both Cardigans and matching Hats have 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 DK for this pattern.

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3 reviews for LOCH LEVEN

  1. marguerite.thompson (verified owner)

    Loch Leven is such a delight to knit, no cable needle required! The pattern is as always easy to follow, and the results are outstanding. Once you get into the way of the knit it flies,I found it to be a quick knit.There are few variations of the cardigan and hat, making it great value for money. It was a joy to knit.

    • admin

      And your knitting is always a delight to see on the chat page Marguerite xx

  2. Margaret MacKenzie (verified owner)

    Loch Leven is such a lovely pattern to knit it and no cable needle required. A very easy pattern to follow even for beginners.

  3. Janet Slaughter (verified owner)

    Absolutely gorgeous pattern to knit. So effective

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