Those sweaters had zippers! I can't remember the pattern but I do know it was Classic Elite yarn.
I really wish I could send every commenter a set of place mats. Really, I do. Thank you SO much for all your positive and happy comments.
I decided to choose 2 winners of the chalkboard place mats. #66, Christine and #52, Adina. Please email me, asap, so that I can pop those in the mail and you can be using your imagination in no time!