Ellen, or is it Trudy?
The yellow and blue sweater is from an old Phildar book (magazine size, softcover). Under the words Phildar on the front it says," A New Layette in Pastel Shades", and it is book No. 103. It is pattern number 29 in the book. (this book has 40 patterns, or which I have only used 2) In the picture in the book they made theirs out of a blue and an aqua. It says in the book to use a US #4 needle. I’m pretty terrible about writing down what size needles I used. I use to knit so loose that I had to use several sizes smaller than called for all the time, but recently something has happened and I often use the size called for or only one size smaller. They say to knit the neck band and then to sew it on, backstitching stitch for stitch. I just pick up stitches and knit it on.
The pink and white one is a version from Patons Beehive Wee Wonders booklet number 478 (this booklet has 6 things in the table of contents, but two of them have several pieces, I have made several of them). It is a take off of the sweater hanging in the back on the front, called Sugar and Spice. Number 1 in the booklet, the cardigan. They made half of the front and one sleeve with stripes of blue, white and pink. They described the sweater by number of rows worked on the fronts, but I just figured out from that how many inches I needed. Mine is so different, I basically rewrote it. It says to knit on a US 6 and that worked for me. This sweater has 48 stitches on the back, and 22 stitches on each front, that is why it is so small.
I’m glad you like them. Thank you.