I do like knitting sweaters for my grandchildren. Sometimes the mom's send me pictures of what they want. There are patterns with some. Some I have to improvise. This one had a pattern. Mom liked one that was on pinterest that was variant from the pattern. The pattern has a collar and 4 buttons, but she likes the one without the collar. It is very cute.
On this sweater I used a pattern, mainly for sizing and technique (the armholes). Instead of the pattern that is used in the sweater I simplified it and used all garter stitch. It also turned out very cute.
I used knitpicks cotton blends on both of these sweaters. I love the feel and lay of their cotton yarns. The price is also right.