Here's one that I think every little man AND every little lady should have :) Shawl collars are always nice and cozy under a coat -- especially for children who, like mine, adamantly reject scarves... Designed to be relatively close-fitting, this sweater won't add bulk under a jacket. The twisted rib detail and a fun (and easy!) texture stitch add a bit of sophistication. Comfort and style! This sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down. First it is worked flat, then stitches for the neck placket are cast on and the sweater is then worked in the round. Stitches are picked up around the neckline to work the shawl collar, which is knit flat using short rows. The bottom edges of the collar are sewn onto the body. The sleeves are worked in the round. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY long-tail cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, working short rows (explanations provided,) twisted stitches (i.e., ktbl and ptbl: link to video tutorial provided). GAUGE 20 sts x 30 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round using smaller needles, after blocking 20 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in textured stitch in the round using larger needles, after blocking SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo) To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 46, 48 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm. Garment chest: 17.5 (19.25, 20, 21.5 // 22.75, 25.25, 27.75, 28.5) inches or 44.5 (48.5, 51, 55 // 58, 64, 70.5, 72) cm.