The Aster is a cropped cardigan suitable for all kinds of knits, from jersey to interlock, ponte de roma or french terry. You should look for fabrics with a 25-35% stretch. It's also a great pattern to repurpose those old t-shirts you've got laying around. This pattern ranges sizes 18 months to 12 years.
It features 3/4 length sleeves and the option of a regular collar or faux-piping collar. Now that the weather is cooling off, it's a great piece to layer! I used a french terry knit, and chose the faux-piping collar. The contrast fabric is a striped black and white, jersey knit. Both fabrics worked great on this project. I only had to be careful with some bulkiness when sewing the collar binding, but the instructions guide you on how to avoid that.
The faux-piping is so cleverly constructed and it's such a nice detail!
The binding gives it a clean and "professional" finish. The cuff sleeve is also a great way to play with colour blocking or add a contrast fabric.
I had no trouble with this pattern. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, with photographs in each step, so you can always see the outcome. It's a great staple piece that will fit in any little girl's wardrobe!