I needed a quick handknit gift for a friend’s baby. Some Rowan Wool Cotton has been burning a hole in my stash for years and years. I remember buying this when everyone was ga-ga over all things Rowan. I mean, Rowan is still pretty good, but there is so much more to choose from (um, handpainted yarn… be still my beating heart!) I thought that this blend of wool and cotton would work well for this time of year as well as when it gets cooler.
I found a cute free!! sweater pattern called the Offset Wraplan on Ravelry that was perfect. Seriously, there are so many adorable renditions of this sweater online. The knitting didn’t take too long but the buttons!!! Why do buttons always pose such an obstacle to the finished object. In my button tin were these darling red buttons that worked perfectly with the grey-blue sweater.
I finished the trim using Malabrigo Worsted (I basically swiped this genius idea from this sweater) and then went to attach the buttons. I was short of two stinking buttons, arrrgh!!! Did I change the button choice to a different one? You guessed right, NO! I had to go looking for the additional buttons at the small country store I found the others in. I tell you, these buttons were meant to be because I found one last button card sitting right there. Happy dance!!
I can’t wait to see the look on my friend’s face when she sees this sweater because she loves handmade everything! Her son is going to look adorable in it too, I’m sure:)