This is the In Threes Cardigan by Kelly Herdrich. Very simple and straightforward pattern, perfect for a first time sweater! I have already cast on one for Sam in a deep purple (her favorite color).
Here are some more photos from her own private session/show-off this morning:
Yes those are the cutest ever little owl buttons (JoAnn Fabrics).
Seriously, could they be any more perfect to complete this sweater?
To make this sweater you need to know how to knit, purl, KFB (knit in front and back), YO (yarn over), BO (bind off) in the middle of a row, and cast on in the middle of a row. The bind off and cast on in the middle of a row (to make the cap sleeves) were new to me, but I watched a You Tube video on each and it was so simple to do - and very clever way to make sleeves while not having to piece them on later!
The whole sweater is knit from the top down, using circular needles, but not knit in the round. I used KnitPicks Swish Worsted yarn in the Orange colorway, and it knit up quickly and was so soft in the hand.
Best reward of all is knowing she loves her new sweater, made by Mommy, just for her.
She double-dog dares you to try and take it away.