It's hard to believe that I've been knitting all this time and have never produced a baby sweater until now. For unknown reasons, I've resisted baby knitting.
Well, this pattern by Barbara Breiter was an absolute delight to knit and so easy too. The top down knitting was completed in two evenings and the sewing of the arm seams and weaving in of ends were easily accomplished at Friday's Drunken Knitting. I followed the pattern with no mods other than adding buttons, and the size is fine. It should fit the nephew's newborn son (is that my great nephew?) nicely come this autumn. If I ever make another one, I'll try doing the sleeves magic loop style, as Sandi suggested. Why didn't I think of that? It would make the finishing even easier.