I’m pretty stoked about this pattern. It was something that just came to me one day and I decided to roll with it. I had pink yarn and thought, “It would be fun to do a pink sweater with a bad ass dinosaur on it, because little girls get under represented in the bad ass dinosaur clothing scheme.” Obviously you don’t have to knit it pink, and it could just as easily be a boys sweater (even if it was knit in pink) I just know people like to put pink on their little girls. I think people should also like to put dinosaurs on their little girls, that’s all I’m sayin’. Dinosaurs and color choices aside, I also wanted to make some use of intarsia in a design, which is something I’ve not done enough of in my knitting in general.
I’ll tell you a secret, though. I don’t really knit intarsia the technically-super-correct-right way with a new piece of yarn for every break in color. I kind of do a version of intarsia that is also sort of stranded knitting. This avoids having tons of little bobbins in the back of my work causing me to feel like insane person. It end up looking like this, and if you decided to do it this way too I would not call the knitting police on you at. all.
Even if you are not into intarsia, or dinosaurs, this sweater pattern might still be worth checking out as it has some nice finishing features. It has a double knit hem (as well as button bands), which is a lot like a turned hem, but you don’t have to do any of the pesky turning. No provisional cast ons or seaming necessary, it’s pretty easy to do and it looks real nice. Actually, I have a tutorial written up all about it if you are interested in learning the technique. If you really want to try it out, what better way than with a tiny little sweater? No better way, I say. No better way.