Pattern as written is easily to follow, but is really only one size.
Size 12 month - 6.5 sts = 1 inch in stst using size 4 needle
Size 24 month - 6 sts = 1 inch in stst using size 5 needle
Size 36 month - 5.5 sts = 1 inch in stst using size 6 needle
Which I find totally annoying. I wish that the designer actually changed the stitch count instead of just changing needle size. Changing needle size just makes the fabric looser or tighter & changes the drape of the item. Tighter stitches makes a stiff fabric & Looser makes a flimsy fabric… both look weird.
Also for loose knitters (like me)… I had to go down to a US#3 needle to get 5.5 stitches to the inch (largest size listed). In order for me to get anywhere near the 12 mo old size (which is what I originally wanted) I would need to use fingering yarn & a US#1 or #2 needle.
So with all that said… I continue on, knowing I am going to end up with a much larger sweater than what I would like. This is for a gift, the baby will eventually grow into it.
As imagined, ended up with a size that will fit a 4yo toddler.
• Added 2 rows of single crochet to the front edges so that the front doesn’t curl as much.
WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENT:
• Add a 6 extra stitches at CO & knit in seed stitch front bands (3 each side) to prevent front from curling
• sleeves are much too wide. I would add decreases down the length of the sleeve.
• Eliminate side body increases, sweater is wide enough without them.
• Use thinner weight yarn & smaller needles.