31.3.16

The Tansey Sweater Dilemma




If you remember from last week, I ran out of my tansy dyed yarn, just after dividing for the sleeves of the Luna Sweater.  Man, garter stitch sucks up a ton on yarn.  So I frogged.  I also decided to heavily modify my original pattern.  This is bulky weight yarn, so I cast on much fewer stitches on a much larger needle.  Instead of doing raglan sleeves, I worked increased as you would for a rounded yoke. There's only one button hole at the top, instead of three. I added stripes in natural brown and cream as filler and instead of finishing the sleeves, I just bound them off right away.  I really like the way the sleeves turned out.  They're much less fussy this way and I may write up a new pattern with this in mind.  

Then came the hard part.  Which button to choose?  

I posted about it on Instagram yesterday, and it seems the consensus is for the pinecone, with the bottom button a close second.  I think the bottom one is going to be the winner, though.  I'm afraid that the pinecone doesn't stand out enough with the garter stitch and most importantly, it may be too difficult for little hands to manipulate.  

After a good hearty blocking, the finished sweater will be available in the shop tomorrow evening now.

Joining Ginny.  {Better late than never, right?!}




7 comments:

  1. I agree with you. The bottom one suits the project better. The pine cone is very appealing though.

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    1. Thanks, Karisma. I love that pine cone button. Some day it will have just the right project to adorn.

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    2. Wow…such a cute sweater and you designed it with heavily modified pattern. I love such a delicious color of sweater, your creative idea as well as by profession I am personal statement writer so I also love to provide child nursing personal statement at Personal Statement Folks which is one of the best place in London to get smart UCAS personal statement writing services. I am happy to reading this post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. A darling little cardigan. I love the colours, like a delicious wholesome cream filled biscuit.

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