Lookee here, it's the Baby Harrigan sweater.
Pattern: Little Coffee Bean
Yarn: Brava Worsted in Solstice Heather and Sky (1 ball each)
Size: 12 mos - did it really knit up that size? TBD it's been a long time since The Kid was a baby.
General Assessment and Baby Heads a commentary:
I like a cardigan pattern for the Small people. I feel like their ginormous head/body ratio is kind of overwhelming, even when they can actually support it. It's nice not to have to pull a bulky sweater over them. Also, the small people come in all shapes and sizes and grow at different rates just like the rest of us and a cardigan allows you to get a little more life out of it unbuttoned. This also plays to my reasoning of always knitting a large size. Everyone seems to have a million layette items, but what about when the kid can actually go out to the park for some basket swing time?
The stripes didn't get kill me, nor did the weaving in of the ends. In fact the stripes helped me keep my button sewing somewhat even. I still hate button bands. I think I did the ribbing reversed, but it's subtle enough that you can't easily notice it (so I tell myself). I opted for 4 buttons instead of 5, again minimizing "things" that can irritate their soft squishy selves. (Inhales and smells imaginary baby here)