Thursday 22 March 2012

Buttons, they are TOO BIG but they are the exact colour, argh. I have slightly smaller ones which are the same colour and shaped somewhat like little fish. I'm going to get them. I think they'll make a difference. (The sweater is also very big for my mannikin.)

I also like it with fewer buttons but I'll put the buttonholes all the way down anyway.
I thought I could work 2 full repeats of the pattern but the bands get too wide. I like the width they are now. But I think I'm going to work 2 more navy garter stitch ridges right at the beginning before the colour ridge to balance with the outside cast off edge. That will add a little width and centre the pattern.

I'm going for a walk before I begin ripping . . .


  1. I love the colored bands. It's a lovely sweater. I can't wait for this book to be published!

  2. I'm new to your blog and having fun reading. Love this sweater!

  3. It's amazing what a big difference the choice of buttons make on a garment... and how often we don't make the decision until the whole thing is knitted up.

    Lovely knit.

    I love the big buttons!

  4. That is a lovely sweater. The contrasting trim really makes it.


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