I loved the whole design especially the little feather and fan detail at the hem. Unfortunately, the post was all in French and even with the Google translator, I just couldn't figure out how to get the pattern. Or even if there was a pattern! I decided that it couldn't be that hard to recreate it, right? Well, yes and no. The trouble with trying to recreate something is that there is a lot of trial and error. A lot.Sweet Tee pattern. Because I wanted a cardigan, I added two extra stitches to each end so I could have button bands with five stitches. From there, I knit the whole yoke in garter stitch. This was a little tricky as I had to knit more rows because the garter stitch shortened up the length. I ended up with a few more stitches than the pullover has. This was okay, because it just meant that the armholes would be larger and that's never a problem when you're dressing babies. The other problem was that I had to figure out how many stitches I needed to complete the feather and fan pattern. Once I worked that out, I added the increases in a bunch at the center back.
I added the same eyelet band to the sleeves and used some buttons that I had in my enormous button stash. All in all, I think it came out pretty cute. I used two skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that there was one huge, glaring error. I hadn't seen Ruthie in awhile and wouldn't you know, the little bugger had the nerve to grow and the sweater was too small!! How could she do that to me??! Still, I know the sweater will go to a good home and will keep some other little girl nice and toasty, but I was disappointed not to see it on my own grandchild! They tell carpenters to measure twice and cut once. I think that advice could also apply to aging grandmothers! Measure first and then knit!!