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Old 02-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Artlady needs button help!
I'm doing the finishing work on my Hallett's Ledge cardigan. I've blocked all the pieces, added the ribbed bands, and right now, the ribbed bands are drying (I mist them after attaching) Next, I need to seam the sleeves to the armholes.

Anyway...I'm having a hard time trying to decide on my buttons. I have 4 suitable buttons in my stash,
and I want to use one of them. All of them are metal except the red button.

Would you give me your input?

Here are my four choices:

Button A:




Button B:





Button C:




Button D:




Top to Bottom: A, B, C, D:


And just so you know, here is a view of the total length of the sweater.
The six buttons come down to the bottom of the sweater.


I have two favorites I'm leaning towards, but I'm keeping my opinion to myself.
I'd love your opinion without my 2 cents.

Thanks for participating!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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I think I like the simplicity of A because of the sweaters cable design. You don't want the buttons to be the first thing your eye is drawn to.
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At first, I was leaning towards D. But then I read Jan's post and took a second look and now I agree with Jan...button A is the way to go.
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I thought A for no particular reason except I thought it looked best. I think Jan's reasoning explains it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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I like choice A. Mostly because they match the sweater's color.

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I like A, they don't distract you from your beautiful design. If not that one then I would go with D.
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I'd go with A or B. Gorgeous sweater!
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I like the way A blends in with the sweater, but I also like how D stands out. If I had to choose, I'd probably go with A.
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I like how A and B mimic the horizontal lines of the button band, but they tend to draw my eye up and down the band (looking at and for other similarities, I suppose). Option D, however, is my favorite because from a distance, it mimics the cables, and they, not the button band, are the superstars of this sweater.

All the buttons are lovely, though, as is your almost completed sweater!
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A seems to be a favorite, I didn't actually count but there did seem to be a lot of A's. I look forward to knowing which ones you were favoring and which ones get the honor of gracing this lovely garment. It's nice to get to be in on your project. Thanks.
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