I just finished sewing in the ends on the shawl collar baby sweater! Thanks everyone for your feedback ... after trying it on baby boy, I decided my more polo-style collar looked really cute! So no frogging for me ... the bad news however, was that the sweater ended up being humongous. So I'll be saving this one for next winter ... I haven't knit that many sweaters for my own kids, and I'm slowly learning the lesson that knit pattern sizes are in no shape or form equivalent to purchased clothing sizes. Sigh. For example, baby boy is wearing 12 month sized clothing now at nearly 9 months old ... and I fully expect we'll be moving into 18 month clothing by the end of spring. So I knit this sweater in 18 month size, so we could get more wear out of it. Actually, I cast on for the 18 month width, and knit for the 12 month length. And this looks like a dress on him! If I had made the 12 month size he still would have had tons of room ... so I'm thinking that knitting pattern sizes correspond more closely to the actual age of the child ... anyone else have these kind of sizing issues with children's knits?
Despite knitting the wrong size, I still love this pattern--I will be happy to finally put this use next year!