Oliver Child's Zip-Front Cardigan Pattern
This zip front cardigan, for sizes 6 months to six years, showcases "Mirror Cable" from Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs.
The same accent cable encircles the sweater at the waist, as well as
running vertically up the back, while baby cables add interest to the body.  The unusual construction calls for stitches to be picked up along the front bands and center back panel and worked outward to the sleeve cuffs.  The pattern includes instructions for
crossing the traveling stitches in "Mirror Cable" and for working the
baby cables without using a cable needle.  Although this sweater has a sporty apres-ski look, it also makes a
perfect spring or fall outer layer I used merino wool, but a
cotton-wool light worsted-weight blend such as Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece would also work beautifully.