This is a set that I knit for my best friends' 2 year old, Emma. The cap and mittens patterns were out of "The Big Book of Kids' Knits" by Zoe Mellor--GREAT stuff in this book. The cowl was improvised. I knitted a tube in the round (starting and ending with 2X2 ribbing) and evenly distributed decreases about half way up. I had to make it big enough to go over her big toddler head, so I added a toggle button with a twisted cord loop so it would stay closer to her neck and keep her warm. I tried the slip stitch method of the jogless join and I didn't like it for this project (see Calfl Back photo). It would work much better with thicker stripes or bulkier yarn. I knit all the ribbings with size US 2 & bodies with US 5. The yarn is Knit Picks CotLin DK. This is a new favorite! It's soft, machine washable/dry-able without shrinking, and color fast despite the bright colors (Key Lime and Desert Turquoise). I've also included a gratuitous photo of Suki (she slept wrapped up like this for about 2 hours).