Fundamental Top-Down Junior Cardigan
This versatile pattern is written in four different gauges, which means that you may use virtually any yarn for this classic children's cardigan--it's like four patterns in one!
Instructions also make it easy to choose either crew neck or V-neck design. Pattern contains a handy worksheet for writing in specific numbers for each project, which would also make a great record of your cardigan knitting.
(Yarn, needle and gauge info seen here is for the 3-st gauge only. Other yarns in photos: Schaefer Elaine in Dian Fossey and Cascade Cotton Rich in #1457.)