Here's the finished Placket Neck Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm lovin' the way the buttons look on the sweater. If you're very observant, you'll notice that in the original pattern photo, the placket is in the *center*, but alas...this pattern was seriously screwed up. Apparently, I have an early edition of this book, which has since been updated. I was almost "done" with the sweater when I realized there were a few things a bit wonky with it, and decided to look for pattern corrections online. Um yeah, there were definitely some serious pattern corrections--like the whole pattern. Ugh. Lesson learned. I frogged almost the whole thing, and yet still, going back and forth between the two versions of the pattern, I managed to get the placket off to one side. No matter--it's still cute, I think. Here are the details for those interested:
Pattern: Child's Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Pakucho Organic Cotton, in chocolate (this came from my stash, but it happens to be on sale at Elann right now for $2.98! Wow!)
Pattern Notes: Um, check the book corrections at Purl Soho to be sure you have the correct version of the pattern in your book! If you've got the right version, the pattern's a relative breeze. I love that it's given in so many sizes (newborn to 10 years), for all those freaks like me who like to make their children matching clothes.