Thanks for the comments! The $6 spent on the pattern has been well worth it -- especially since you receive as a PDF, and if you cut the pattern down to one of the smaller sizes, you can still reprint to use for the larger sizes!
Ooh! Will have to check out Boheme Mama! Thanks so much for the tip, KnitPurl.
As for making this pattern gender-neutral, I think that this article is so specifically designed for girls, that in order to alter it to be appropriate for a baby boy, it would be a different sweater altogether. That being said, I think you could probably modify the basic pattern to leave out the lacework (just do straight stockinette) below the garter stitch neck & sleeves, and leave out the picot edging along the bottom, and choose some neutral buttons, and you'd have something that might work for a baby boy. Otherwise, I think it'd be wise to find a nice neutral cardigan pattern that could go either way.