sweet sweater ISO right buttons to share…

…early morning cups of coffee,  stretches of reading and writing, long walks in the woods. Must be cute and functional, should be comfortable with handspun and commercial yarn, and available for the life of the sweater. Casual closures need not apply.

I’m heading to one of the local knitting shops today to pick up some test-knitting (I’ll ask if I can blog about it), so I really wanted to finish the second sleeve on my garter yoke cardigan in order to look for buttons! (Serious inquiries only, of course.) I do have more of the matte grey buttons that I used for my bracken vest, and I think those might be a good option, but I want to see what else is out there before I commit.

In tidying up my yarn corner (also known as the explosion of knitting projects near the base of the couch), I realized that I have more than 3 skeins of cascade 220 leftover from knitting this project, which means this was a super affordable sweater: just over 3.5 skeins of cascade 220, plus part of a skein of handspun for the yoke! I bet I have enough to make another. (Whoa there, rooster.)

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12 thoughts on “sweet sweater ISO right buttons to share…

  1. Such a great sweater! I won’t get to mine until after the 20th, unfortunately, but hopefully I can catch up to you over break.

  2. Super cute! I love the sleeve length. (I’m starting another test knit too! We’re so testy.) I’m sure you and this sweater will have many happy times together.

  3. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see which buttons you choose. And, I feel silly asking, but what is test knitting?

  4. I know I’ve said it already, but the yoke makes the sweater. I really love it so much better than the solid-colored versions. It looks perfect for layering and much, much wear time.

  5. Awesome…just awesome. The sleeves are the *perfect* length. And, I’m repeating myself here, but the yoke is gorgeous! Those colors…DROOL.

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