first discovered this sweater pattern back in the mid-70's and have
used it almost exclusively ever since. Yes, there are hats and mittens
and booties available, but I've found that most folks just use the
sweater and go with the outer accessories that match the baby's
snowsuit or bunting. They make the gift package look bigger, but
don't really get used - so why bother? A nice warm little sweater
with a matching blanket is always used!
These sweaters use ribbons rather than buttons, as the delicate
little buttons that would look best are also somewhat dangerous
if they come loose and find their way into small mouths.
And no, I don't do adult sweaters of any nature. I tried, and after
hours of work discovered that they were just too heavy to wear comfortably.
In fact, I gave one to a friend who skis and always complains about
being cold. She wore it out on her next ski trip and wound up taking
it off because she was *too* warm and it weighed a ton!