I finished my first fitted garment.
It's an Ann Norling design. She writes wonderful patterns in that they can be easily customized for many different gauges and sizes. I bought this yarn originally for a baby blanket but decided that it was too busy for the blanket pattern I'd chosen.
I don't love the collar, it's a bit wide for my taste, and I hated picking up the stitches for the ribbed button band -- it could be a lot prettier. Plus I don't really like where I put the button holes (I started measuring for them at the bottom instead of the top). Other than that, I'm thrilled with the outcome.
Here's a detail shot of the lovely, soft, warm and wonderful yarn:
The yarn produces this tweedy effect with three strands wound together: one cream, one tan, and one in the variegated colors. I think with the purple buttons it's more feminine, and after Jamie grows out of it (not too long now!) I can put on blue buttons for Julian to wear it. And it's washable!
Pattern: Ann Norling's Pattern #29 Kids' Basic
Yarn: Seven balls of Classic Elite Beatrice in color Marble
Needles: Clover Banboo, maybe size 10.5
Size: I aimed for size 4 but it fits like a 5