I've just finished knitting (for the 3rd time - 2 died) my blue top down easy cardigan. I have to say that I love the thing. Third time seems to have been the charm.
Because I have a 'butt' and a 'tummy', I decided to change the pattern somewhat by doing 2 added sts every 2nd row in the middle of the back of the sweater (so on the knit side) to add a little 'wiggle' room to the bottom of the beast.
It's worked out quite well. And now I am spool knitting a bow to add to the back at the top of my increase to pull the sweater together in that place so it will fall gently down, instead of standing up.
I was just going to add a frog doodad as a special addition but couldnt' find one the size I wanted... so I've gone to plan b...
Also I didn't make any button holes for the front of the sweater but I had decided to add buttons to one side and loops to the other.
Now I think that will not look so good so I've changed my mind on that too.
So I'm thinking of using a couple of pretty hook things for the first 2 places and then hidden black hooks for the rest of the sweater so it closes properly.
Do you think it will look hokey if I have a little pretty hook (sort of like a frog but in metal) at the top two places? Or should I forget that and just add the hidden hooks.
I could also just add buttons, and form loops from the other side. I have lots of buttons to choose from (about 5000)....
What do you think?
I'm not wanting to pull the two fronts over each other but just abutting.