I’m having an almost happy dance here – yay! It took lots of cursing, swearing, and more watching of youtube videos, but I managed to pick up stitches and get my neckband and button bands knitted.
Once all seams were sewn and loose ends woven in, I decided that cardigan needing blocking properly to keep those button bands from trying to curl . . . so I bunged the buttonless cardigan in the washing machine on a delicate cycle, and left it to dry flat on the clothes airer. The final touch, being a cardigan, is to add the “perfect” buttons, which is why I’m not having a full-flung happy dance, modelling my purple cardigan just yet.
Originally it started out as a stash-busting project (pattern & yarn from stash) and I planned on using buttons from stash too. However, I need 10 buttons for this project, have decided on 20mm size, and the only ones I have in my stash (in sufficient number) are “gold” (well, plastic painted gold).
And I’m not 100% sure about either.
I’ve therefore pressed the pause button on my happy dancing . . . and ordered in 2 different types of metal buttons in silver/antique silver. They should be arriving some time this week, so I’ll be able to decide once I can compare. In the meantime, I’m itching to cast on a new knitting project.