Summer? It seems to us Canadians a seasonless garment, sporty and adaptable, meant for layering, with the essential hood and warming (yet madly easy) st st/rev st st patterning overall. Absolutely built for kids, with its comfortable neck placket and handy ties, but great for newish knitters as well. You'll learn to recognize knit and purl rows on the needles as you execute them, and there's no difficulty with the sleeves-- they're picked up and knit down from the shoulders (after you do the wonderful three-needle bind off). An 18" doll's version is available here, too.