You need not be a February baby to knit this "big girl" cardigan February lady sweater. A free top-down knitting pattern, popular, because it's written in a plethora of languages and the size range is extra small to plus size 52 inches and "lovingly based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic 'Baby Sweater on Two Needles,' from Knitter’s Almanac", according to its designer Pamela Wynne, "a swingy lace cardigan, made to fit a grown-ass woman." (Photo above by Kristi from Fort Collins, CO, fiberfool on Ravelry.)
This knitting project is knit with worsted yarn on US size 8 (5mm) circular needle and is a free download, available in Danish, French, Italian, Icelandic, Mandarin, Swedish, Spanish, and English. Wynne has provided ample knitting help links, should you need assistance with the buttonholes or knitting from the yoke down for the first time.
The pretty red "Lady Sweater" is by fiberitis on Ravelry. Just love the colorway!
It's the perfect cardigan for the cool fall days just before that new baby comes along and is shown here by Bridgid of Pasadena, CA.
Find the free pattern download link for personal use only on Ravelry.
Another option is young Scottish knitting phenom, Ysolda Teague's, new book, Little Red in the City, with size range in patterns from 28 in to 60 in. There are literally 15-17 sizes included for each pattern.
Wow, thank you Ysolda!
Check out Little Red in the City.