You know, I really hate sewing on buttons. Or at least, I think I do. I put it off for a month on my Populuxe and last week I found myself doing the same thing on my latest cardigan. I finally realized this isn’t going to work, I love cardigans and have plans for a bunch more so me and buttons are going to need to come to terms.
Sunday morning before we went to the airport to pick up Kevin and Astra, I had a few hours and thought that I should just bite the bullet and get those buttons put on. And you know what? It took me about 20 minutes. The first step really is the hardest I guess. But now they are on and my cardigan is finished and I kind of really love it.
This Crumb by Andi Satterlund. I knit it in Quince and Co. Lark in the Peacock colorway. I knit a shawl last spring in this color and I have absolutely worn it more than any other shawl I own. The color really goes with everything in my wardrobe. I did particularly knit this sweater at this time to go with the dress I recently made. I’m pretty smitten over this combo.
Let’s talk fit for a minute. I was nervous that this would be too small, but I’m pretty pleased. The pattern worked out well to the measurements. For reference, I knit a size small–that’s a 33.5″ bust according to the pattern. I’m a 36″ so that’s 2.5 inches of positive ease. I think it gives a nice fitted look without looking tight.
I am considering shortening the next sweater by a bit, but I’m not sure. You can see from the back that it definitely extends down past my waist. I’ll have to see how I feel about that after a bit of wear.
Overall, I am really happy with it. The color, the fit, the sweet scallop lace detail. Lovely.
In a bit of adjacent news, I finally got some good pictures of my new dress! I can’t wait to wear it now that spring has seemd to fianlly decided to make Maryland home. Well, that having a smashing new cardi to wear to the chilly office. Totally allthat time I spent sewing on those stinking buttons.
9 thoughts on “Button, button, who’s got the button?”
Two lovely items. The fabric and the style of the dress is lovely and the cardigan is a perfect match. I only have buttonless cardigans in my Ravelry projects and queue. 😂
Thank you! I want another buttonless cardigan, I do like to wear them – so cozy! P.S. Your username is the best!
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Fabuous outfit, gorgeous model! I love the dress and that cardigan is just darling. I like it extending a little lower than the waist. I think buttons are where the knitting fairies have to play a hand – if I have the buttons ready and waiting as I finish the knitting I’m generally gung-ho for a wearable garment so happy to get them sewn on straight away. On the occasions when I have to shop for buttons to suit the completed project, or if the buttons I was planning don’t work out well (too big or too small), then I will procrastinate like a maniac. Just yesterday I finished my current cardigan and the button fairies were well and truly on my side – I had great fun choosing three different colours from my button tin and deciding on my favourite way of combining them to finish off the project.
That’s a great point – it took forever for me to purchase buttons after I had finished the last cardigan. Thanks!