I just realized I omitted that I'd start with a provisional cast on for the sweater and then could pick up the stitches and work down to make the bottom. Working from the bottom up and decreasing probably makes more sense, I might do it that way instead. I want to know how you decide to do it. Is this to replace the need for a blanket? My kids would have had something like that all bunched up with their legs exposed unless it were closed at the bottom which wouldn't have worked because they would have tried to walk in it and ended up falling.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper