Just Add Buttons


My cardigan is finished and blocked. All that’s left to do is to sew on a few buttons. I even have the right size in my button stash! I think this sweater will get worn excessively, and I’m really glad that I didn’t make it even more kitschy like I was originally planning on doing. It’s got the right balance of kitsch and wearability right now, and it will help fill the void of neutral sweaters in my collection.


I ended up using duplicate stitch to add my initial, and I think it turned out quite nice. Because I plan on putting together the pattern for this, I ended up charting the entire alphabet, which was surprisingly fun. It turned out a lot better than I expected, and I’m really excited about getting this pattern finished. I just need to take some pictures for the pattern and put together a tutorial for the seamless pockets.







18 responses to “Just Add Buttons”

  1. Hannah

    Super cute! Fun play on the letterman sweater ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very cute sweater. I love the A and my name is Amanda so I could borrow it.

  3. Cindy O

    Adorable, can’t wait for release.

  4. Shannon

    That sweater is lovely! I’m thrilled you’re going to release the pattern! I’ve been looking for a monogram sweater to make that didn’t feel dated but timeless and that’s for sure what you have here. Gorgeous work!

  5. Oh neat! I love your take on a letterman sweater. Good thing I don’t live near by. I might want to “borrow” it.

  6. That is awesome! I will definitely be making this pattern when you release it. Amazing!

  7. You look adorable – I can see this becoming very popular ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love the sweater and especially the duplicate-stitched letter! Looks wonderful!

  9. Becky Joiner

    Love! I’m looking forward to the pattern!

  10. It looks great! I love the way the initial turned out – very classic. That sweater would look so cute in red with white accents, too!

  11. Success! I think it’s gorgeous and gives a small wink to Laverne and Shirley ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Sooo lovely! And that sunny yellow dress goes realy cute with the new white-black cardigan!

  13. Amanda F

    Really cute!

  14. And yet another Amanda is giving this a thumbs up! Too rad!

  15. This sweater is so darling, and you’re right- just the right amount of kitsch, and totally reminds me of Laverne and Shirley.

  16. Suzon

    Just perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

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