Over the years, there has been one project alone which has always, and continues to, receive the most feedback, and the most requests for a pattern. I’ve made it numerous times, out of various wools, and with various fabrics. Thin, thick, fine, floral, graphic. It works equally well with any combination, and is such a great little piece for boys or girls. I’ve always been very clear about not giving out the original pattern (which was published in the Australian Family Circle June 2005, and is no longer published), but this version has been so heavily modified it barely resembles the original, which was for an all knitted cardigan (Clementine's Shoes has a great version all knitted with additional variations available here). At some point it was inevitable that I would cave to public pressure and write this version up, and so I am taking my first steps into pattern selling. Soon to follow will be the Sumidity Pattern, when I get my head around the maths of converting the sizing to match the pattern shaping.
The pattern is now available here: it covers sizes 0-3yrs [3m, 6m, 12m, 2T, 3T] and was written based on using the wool I've used above, Jo Sharp Silk Georgette. From experience it works with a wide variety of wools, and as long as you don't get too hung up about measurements, it's pretty flexible sizing wise. The pattern has no schematic measurements, but as it is knit from cuff to cuff the width is measured through the knitting, and the length can be blocked and steamed out as required. I hope I've caught any bugs in the system, but if you need any help with it, just email. And I'd love to see finished items! [why do I feel like I just stepped into the unknown?!]