With all that top-down-seamless-making-it-up-as-I-go cardigan button angst, I decided to go with the mustard buttons.
I had the perfectly matched sleeveless shell to wear with it.
Instead of sewing on the buttons, I used these tiny codder ( or are they cotter) pins that were in some of the button boxes from iPad aunt. The button shank was long enough to fit through the knitted button band so I could wiggle the codder pin through it. No tedious sewing and I can change out the buttons as I wish!
Plus I decided to just go with three buttons.
The pin nestles right into the knitting.
I love this sweater. The colors played well together and from a distance, it looks like a solid color. The Debbie Bliss Mia yarn felt good in my hands. The color did bleed a bit.
The “false” seam kept the sweater from twisting. I just did a line of reverse stockinette at the “seam” line.
The thing I don’t love is the fit. Yes, I tried it on as I knit but after soaking and blocking, the sweater grew.
My swatch was five inches to the inch but I think I swatch too tightly (just want to get it done!) and when I’m knitting, I’m more relaxed. This ended up being four stitches to the inch. So it’s a bit large. Like six inches too large.
And it stretched throughout the day. The neckline was almost to the edge of my shoulder!
Other than starting over, I’m at a loss as to a solution. I don’t have any problems ripping it all out and starting over with fewer stitches, especially knowing that I have enough yarn.
Seems like I’m batting ZERO so far this year with sweaters that fit.
What would you do? Rip or ???