Well after a lot of trial and error I have completed the ballerina cardigan - see photo attached. My very first machine knitted garment! I followed most of your pattern except that when it came to binding off for the sleeves once they were attached to the body, I used the back stitch bind off as it was too tight doing the bind off with the latch tool.
I had to redo a lot of things but am pleased with the result. I only used one ball of yarn and am wondering if you have a machine pattern for baby leggings that I can make to match the sweater?
I'd say she did a fantastic job. One of the frustrations, if you want to call it that, of the plastic bed machines is that they have no gate pegs. So, it's a little more complicated binding off around the gate pegs. Do-able when you use a machine needle as a substitute for a gate peg, but might be cumbersome for a new knitter. Definitely something to learn at some point, though. If you do want to use the latch tool to pull the next stitch through the previous to bind off--- one trick is to hand knit the last row and pull the needle butt all the way back to make a large stitch. Then when you pull the next stitch through the one on the latch tool, it should be the right size and not pull in.
Does anyone have a pattern for baby leggings? Would be nice to help her out.
Would love to see any other Baby Ballets that have been knit from this pattern.