This was my version of a free pattern generously offered by Fawn Pea. I made the 18 month size, and I think it came out a little large. I love the yarn – Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton. It’s so soft. I thought this would suit a boy or a girl, though the rose, yellow and blue together look a little 1980s/Rainbow Brite.
I chose to put five buttons all the way down, and sew an extra one on inside the sweater. It’s a really simple, fast knit. The most time consuming part was the finishing. The button loops are crochet, and there were many ends to weave in with all of the stripes. The buttons are from a specialty shop in Boston – I really like them. And of course I had to sew in one of my new labels. Love those labels!