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Old 11-08-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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FO: Hallett's Ledge Cardigan
Pattern: Hallett's Ledge (available through Twist Collective: Fall 2010 Collection)
Yarn: Blackwater Abbey (100% Irish Wool)





Love my buttons!








My Ravelry Notes, if you have the stamina & the time to read them!

There is also a (Ravelry) Hallett's Ledge KAL (not started by me)
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Beautiful! You must make 10 sweaters for every one I knit.
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So lovely! Your FOs always look so professionally finished. Where in the world did you find buttons that so perfectly match the yarn color?
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Originally Posted by yarnrainbow View Post
So lovely! Your FOs always look so professionally finished. Where in the world did you find buttons that so perfectly match the yarn color?
You're not gonna believe this...back in May...on the LYS YARN CRAWL...I visited Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. Besides having spectacular yarns (as many LYS's do)...Churchmouse had fantastic buttons.

Being the button-hound that I am...I bought these up. I use this shade of brown a lot...or at least...I'm attracted to it, and end up with it! Bought several button collections actually! About 8 of each.

How thrilled I was to rummage my 'brown buttons' bag and spot these gems! Yay! I swear, I didn't buy the yarn for the buttons! I bought the yarn in February at the Pacific Northwest version of Stitches, Madrona Winter Retreat and Yarn Market!
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Beautiful! Such exquisite knitting -- as all of your sweaters are!
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I can't get over how little time it took for you to turn out this masterpiece! I read all of your Ravelry notes and especially liked the part that said this would be one of your favorites because that is exactly what I thought when I first saw the sweater...that it would be one of my favorites.



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Awesome! I love the longer ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves! I am amazed that you did not buy those buttons with the yarn!! It's a great color
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Beautiful sweater and work as always!

DO you BO the buttonband edge in pattern?

Could you explain how you make your buttonholes?

I have been trying different ones and haven't come across one I'd use yet in a sweater. All of the ones I've practiced look great at the beginning. It's the top of the hole that looks bad no matter how I finish it off.

Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Thanks for your kind words!

Yes, I always BO buttombands 'in pattern'...otherwise the ribbing will be defeated.

I'm not home right now. But click my Ravelry notes link and read my notes. I give a boatload of tips.

With the bind-off-on-one-row/cast-back-on-next-row method of makind buttonholes...always use a pointy needle and work with very tips for the binding off...as close to the tips as possible...so that the stitches on each side of 'the bridge' don't become loosey-goosey. When working the next row...use the knitted cast-on method. Keep things as tight and tidy as possible. There are lots of buttonhole methods to chose from. A book that I've found to be invaluable is "Seven things that make or break a sweater". It's available on Amazon. It is G-R-E-A-T! Lots of finishing tips, too, in addition to buttonholes!

IMO, a bad buttonhole is like a pimple on Prom Queen's face!
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Flawless and beautiful as usual. The color looks wonderful on you!
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