The local yarn shop has this baby sweater on display. The pattern comes free with the yarn, but they are out of the yarn. I understand the owner is retiring and not ordering any more stock. Can anyone tell me what kind of yarn (it's sock yarn, I think), how much and where to get the pattern?
The sweater is done with just side and underarm seams. I looks like garter stitch with every other row purled.
I'd just go into the store and have a friendly chat with them, tell them you love the cardi and want to knit it... and since that yarn is no longer available there, is there an equivalent yarn you can buy from them and receive the pattern with that yarn instead. Or ask if you can buy the pattern from them.
Perhaps you've already tried that?... but its the first thing I'd do.