Before showing my version of the thing.... let me show the "real" one as by designer
Here we are, cute cardigan with buttons and everything.
But here is what I done with that inspiration :
a sweater with buttons on shoulder to accomodate head easily and also not the real sleeves neither.
Here are the spec of that little creation (with lot of work...)
Original pattern : Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff
Needles : 4.5mm
Yarn : Knit Picks Swish Worsted in color Marine Heather, about 4.33 balls
Size : 18 months
Mods... be take a confortable seat because there are a lot of them;
BACK === I did add 6 rows of seed sts on the right side before binding off to be able to reinforce the shoulder and accomodate the buttons later.
FRONT === since I didn't wanted a cardigan but a sweater, I followed the instructions for the back again until the armholes decreases; after binding off 13sts on each side(armholes) I did continue to work in pattern as set for 15 more rows ending with a RS row. Work 22 sts, BO 3, knit in pattern til the end of the row. Nezt 17 rows, I decrease one at the neck edging every other row. Then BO all and right front is done. Do about the same thing on the other side. At the end, I add 3 rows of seed stich then work 2 buttons holes and knit 2 others rows in seed sts and after BO all. Front is now done.
SLEEVES === CO 39 sts as set in pattern. Work 20 rows in seed sts. Then, add one sts at beginning and ending of the row every 12 rows (7 times). While doing those instructions also add the biggest cable from Chart A in the middle of the sleeve. After last increase row, work 5 more rows in seed sts and BO.
After just have to sew every pieces together.
At the shoulder, I did sew the extra rows of seed stich on the shoulder and sew buttons on for reinforcement.
Note : I also decide not to add any other collar because anyway it doesn't show a lot and it's clean like that. About the yarn I choose : I may buy myself a whole truck since I love it so much !!! it's soft and superwash, what else can I ask for ?
Yeah ! done and I will send it by mail to his little owner, my nephew Zachary.