I finished my yellow raglan before I left for my knitting group’s retreat, but it took me a little time to find the right buttons. I really wanted contrasting buttons, and I settled on these ones, but now I’m having second thoughts. These buttons looked perfect yesterday when it was overcast, but today it’s super sunny, and they glow in a way that I’m not quite sure about.
But it’s easy enough to swap out the buttons, and the important thing is that the sweater turned out great. I’m really happy with everything about it, except perhaps my timing. It’s a fairly heavy, cozy sweater, and I probably won’t get to really wear it until next fall.
The yarn I used is Local Color Fiber Studio’s Columbia Imperial Worsted, and it has a nice woolly feel to it that is pleasant without being ridiculously soft. I suspect that it will wear really well. Local Color are local dyers based out on Bainbridge Island, and their work is really cool. They dyed American wool using natural dyes, and the yarn comes labeled with the dye source instead of a colorway name. This beautiful yellow came from onion skins, and all of the skeins came with a little tag with an onion on it.
What do you think of the buttons? Should I switch them out for a different shade of red? Or maybe blue?