Look how great my Bella Mia turned out! I am totally thrilled with it - and my wee girl is quite taken with the pockets.
The little old buttons are just perfect aren't they? And, the tutorial suggested for sewing on the pockets was superb - mattress stitching gives a very slick finish. I'm definitely doing that again.
This was a really enjoyable knit. The design is a classic and has really lovely details. The pattern covers a 19" to 28" chest - that's about 12 months to 10 years - and includes instructions for fingering weight (like mine) or worsted weight (heavier). I can see myself knitting it again, and again... I especially love this lightweight version, it's going to be so useful, and so much prettier than a sweatshirt!
Of course, my yarn made the whole experience super supremely pleasurable! If you haven't tried Fyberspates, do. It is gorgeous yarn. You could dive into the colours - well, I could. I'm in love with this semi-solid but their solids are pretty jolly lovely too. Remember my Wispi? That's Fyberspates too - brilliant gold lace weight (I'm going to get cracking on that now, I'd like to wear some of this yarn myself).