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In Bergere de France book #182, they have a baby cardigan pattern that has two versions - #05 for girls and #06 for boys. I am making the boy version, but there was no link for that. It’s essentially exactly the same as the girls, only the top folds left over right instead of right over left.
This is worked flat, which I don’t like but I really liked the pattern. I wanted to work a 12 month size but the pattern only goes up to 6 month, so I bought Aran weight yarn instead of DK and am using #9 needles, so it is turning out a larger size.
What is it about the French? This pattern has the weirdest buttonhole instructions - you knit up the button bands and then after they are done, you create buttonholes in them by lifting up strands and sewing them in place and making a hole. Whaaaaat??? Dumb. If I knit this again, I will make my own buttonholes. And it’s in garter stitch, which is really hard make those holes.
Also - they have you knit the whole neckband and then graft it on. Nope. I just picked up the stitches and knit.
After blocking, the yarn REALLY relaxed and the sweater is now very big, which is fine, but I’m going to knit a smaller version. I think using #9 needles was too big, but the yarn called for that size needle.