with buttons!

Finished photos to share with you today, of the purple cardie with buttons – yay!

After deciding the “gold” coloured buttons in my stash looked a bit “bling”, I ordered two sets in “antique silver”.  Above photo to show the two designs.  I like them both.   It just so happens that the top design was sold in a pack of 12, and the bottom design was sold in a pack of 10.  I needed 10 buttons for the cardie, so I went with those.

Here’s me, looking very frumpy, but pleased, with my new cardie.  Next photo, on my tailor’s dummy to prove that the button band IS perfectly vertical, although it doesn’t look like it on me!).

Anyway, I made it several sizes too big, because I do love an over-sized cardigan, and will be able to wear it more as a jacket when the colder weather comes.  I added buttons all the way down because I thought it looked incomplete otherwise . . . but I doubt I’ll actually use those lower buttons, they’re more there for show.

In the meantime . . . I’m impatiently waiting for an order of aran yarn.  Still very much in the mood to do some autumn knitting . . . and while waiting, I’ve begun a small project.

Pattern was a free download on Wool Warehouse.  Yarn is “Lincoln” green Stylecraft DK (from my stash).  Am following pattern size 4-5 years, and knitting for someone close to my heart.