Here's my granddaughter with the sweater I made her for her sixth birthday. It's a little large, but that's good as it means she'll be able to wear it next winter also. She was pretty excited when she opened it: "What is it? A blanket? A scarf? Oh, it's a sweater! I want to put it on right away!"
So, she did. And she wore it all day. And kept saying, "I love my sweater, Nana. It's so soft and warm."
Ah, what else could a knitting Nana ask for? ;-)
The sweater, posing on my bed
A closeup of the stitches
In case you're interested, the pattern is "Little Miss Strawberry" by Jodi Snyder, published in Creative Knitting Magazine.