I designed this sweater as a request from a gal at the bank who said she would like a hand knit sweater for her little girl. All she said was yellow and the rest was up to me. I decided I better design it myself so I could sell it with a clear conscience.
I told the lady I would need measurements and she reported that the baby's arms were 10" long (she was only 4 months old at the time) and had a 19 inch chest. I called to check on the underarm sleeve length again and talked her down to 9". I made them that long but they seem a bit long to me.
I made the body a bit longer than most patterns call for since Mom said she was tall/long.
I got inspired by a stitch called a Parasol in the Harmony Guide and then found, also in the HG, a lace border that complimented the parasol. I developed a scaled down version without the yarn over edge that I made into a collar. Besides the long sleeves, the thing I may have goofed on is the neck line. It may be too big. It's not a bad design but I think it needs a little refining. I think it may have ended up more an 18 month size than a 5 month size but it will fit sometime right?
The yarn is Cascade Cherub. The color is pastel yellow a little to a gold.
And the back--