MATILDA is a beautiful Aran Coat with a choice of either a Beret or Cap.  Perfect for any time of the year.  Even better it is suitable for both boys and girls.

MATILDA comes in chest size 16″ – 22″ and knits to sizes 17″ – 23.5″ on straight needles.  It is worked over a 6 row repeat cable with moss stitch to showcase the beautiful effect.  It is a lot easier than it looks using only one cable stitch technique!

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.  

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

To fit chest  ​ cm    41        46           51        56  ​

                       in     16        18           20        22

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

MATILDA 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.


MATILDA – a beautiful Aran Coat with 2 matching Hats

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 Jumper 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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3 reviews for Matilda

  1. halladaysharon (verified owner)

    Such a pleasure to knit this pattern. Very easy to follow. I have knit it in size 1 – 2 years with Yarnsmiths Create Baby Aran in the Baby Mint colour. I am sure this will be a sought-after design with my customers.

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  3. Kirsty Hartland (verified owner)

    This pattern is simply stunning so easy to follow. Managed to do both in a week.

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