Free baby sweater pattern. Pattern features three stockinette rows with one purl row to give a striped effect. You can knit it entirely in stockinette stitch. I used Red Heart Gumdrop yarn in Smoothie color.
I used little white buttons with pink teddy bears.
The knitting pattern is entitled "Flashy Lace Pullover - Mock Cable". The mock cable knitting pattern is a twelve-row pattern. The stitches shift in one direction over the first six rows, then shifted in the other direction over the next six rows. This creates a cable-like pattern that alternates. The yarn I used had a lot of texture so it's harder to see the pattern. Smoother yarn would show more of the cable pattern definition.
Here is a closeup of the mock cable knit pattern.
I made the sweater longer in the body than the pattern with slits in the side show below.
I used grey alpaca yarn from Acapella Alpaca Farm in Hollis, NH. The top-down knitting pattern with raglan sleeve shoulders is entitled "Knitted Spring Ribbed Cardigan" by Hannah Fettig (Knitbot). You could easily modify the pattern to shorten the sleeves and/or make it a bolero style sweater.
Closeup of the knit 6, purl 3 knit pattern.
View from the back shows the stockinette stitch with the 6x3 pattern on the outside edges of the back.
Pattern: Lion Brand free pattern "Snap It Shrug Cowl". I chose to crochet this in one continuous circle vs. the snapped seam in the pattern. 208 hdc chains is too big for me. I'm a size 8 and have broad shoulders, but 208 hdc is too big for me. I will reduce it to 166 chains when I make the next one.
Yarn: Lion Brand "Strawberry Fields" is 53% wool and 47% acrylic. It's very soft with a beautiful blend of Fall colors. Four skeins. 50g / 147 yards each.
Pattern: "Miley Tee" top-down knit pattern can be purchased at C2Knits.com. I modified the pattern not to increase as you knit your way down. I think it's more flattering to work straight down. Compare the photo here vs. the photo of the knitted short sleeve shirt on the C2Knits website.
If you knit or crochet and have lived in Nashua for any length of time, you probably know Covered Bridge Creations. Years ago, the store was in a different location on Amherst Street in Nashua, not far from where it is located today. The old store was at least four times the size it is today and filled with all kinds of wool, yarn and knitting and crochet supplies. The store is much smaller now with limited hours (not open on Sunday or Monday). Since the store is smaller, the yarn and wool selection is limited to very high quality fibers that you won't find in Michael's or A.C. Moore. I buy Alpaca yarn online from farms I know from the Wool and Fiber Show. If I need any other fine wool, fibers or yarn, I visit Covered Bridge Creations. Sometimes, it's just nice to touch the yarn before you buy it.