“Una” is a very unusual stitch and we all recommend a notepad is used to keep note of rows knitted; the structure of the stitch makes it very difficult to count rows!!

This pattern contains instructions for a Jacket and Traditional hat to fit 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a jacket.  By extending the length of the arms and body on the largest size, it would easily fit a 3/4 year old.  I cannot stress enough to measure the child you are knitting for as all children are different.

“Una” 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.



“Una” is a beautiful Aran knit – it is a very unusual stitch used but stunning.

My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.  Experience is required to knit this pattern.

Size Guide:  The pattern for a Hat and Jacket has instructions to fit 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a jacket.  By extending the length of the arms and body on the largest size, it would easily fit a 3/4 year old.  Always measure the child prior to starting your project.

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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6 reviews for Una

  1. Sue Cane (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved knitting this – it flew off my needles and just a few days later the parents of a beautiful 2 year old were raving over the design. Just about to start the next one. Thanks Donna!

    • admin

      What lovely feedback. Una is super popular with the testers and I have to agree it is a beautiful design. Thank you so much – Donna xx

  2. l-e-vanberkom (verified owner)

    I loved doing this design, I have quite a few orders from people who have just had little ones in the last couple of months… Is there anywhere that I can post the one I’ve just finished….

    • Annmarie Manson

      Hi, thank you for your review. You can post it on Donna’s Fb page (Donna’s Designer Knitting Patterns) if you want to. If you can’t do it, if you message the page, we will post it for you. Annmarie

  3. KAREN COLBECK (verified owner)

    Great pattern. Much easier to knit than it looks.

    • Annmarie Manson (verified owner)

      Thank you, Karen, you’ve been a busy bee! Annmarie

  4. salyann1950 (verified owner)

    I loved knitting this beautiful cardigan , it was something different for me to do , It looks difficult but it honestly isnt , just remember to keep a note of the row you are on .Will be doing this again .

    • Annmarie Manson (verified owner)

      Great advice! A beautiful pattern for sure. Thank you. Annmarie

  5. maryfordyce56 (verified owner)

    Loved knitting this for my grandson. Once you get the hang of the pattern it is relatively easy to knit. Buttons again from Donna.

    • admin

      Certainly not for the feint hearted xx

  6. lestodd (verified owner)

    I love this pattern its so easy to do an knits up really quick one of my go to patterns

    • admin

      I actually struggled designing this one!! xx

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