I LOVE the way this turned out. It's exactly what I had in mind. The contrasting, asymmetrical closure adds a bit of interest while still keeping the design free of fussy, frilly, feminine details.
I might also make a smaller one though, as this may be too large for a brand new newborn and it is intended as part of a coming home outfit. My daughter and I checked it against Kaylen's coming home outfit. The cuff to cuff length of this one is identical, as is the width of the sleeves, but the body is considerably wider and slightly longer.
Hmmmm, what to do? What to do? On the one hand, I wouldn't want the baby to be swimming in his coming home outfit, (assuming said baby actually turns out to be a boy and wears this at all), but I also don't really want to knit something so small it is only worn once or twice. Or spend all that time knitting two boy sweaters and then have the baby turn out to be a girl anyway. Hmmm.......what to do?