My ESK third-quarter KAL sweater is complete! Ribbon sewn to the back of the button band – the original blue print ribbon I had bought planning to use on this sweater was too wide after all so I grabbed another fun one – no one sees it by me anyway.
The buttons are sewn on – these first two photos I was finally able to get true color photos of the pretty blue of this sweater.
and it’s ready to wear when those cool breezes set in.
I love how this turned out and it fits perfectly. The Queensland Kathmandu yarn is probably my favorite worsted/aran weight sweater yarn. Its soft and it is lightweight to wear – doesn’t weigh you down because it’s sort of an “airy” yarn the way it is made and I do love the bit of tweed flecks in it. My buttonholes also turned out really great. I was having issues with them being floppy, not holding shape but found this video and it made nice stable buttonholes that won’t stretch out of shape.
And can I just say one more time how much I love those cute dog buttons! :-)
and that was not all — not that I got the perfect periwinkle buttons, I got that whole sweater seamed last night! Now I can move on to the button bands.