Yesss! With my cardigan blocked, and a few toddler-free hours on my hands, I was able to shop for buttons this morning at Imagiknit.
It was harder than usual to choose buttons today! This “Vermillion” colorway is between pink and red, and I didn’t want to choose a neutral black or brown and feeling like my shoes or accessories would always have to match. I wanted something subtle so that I could pair the cardigan with any basic color and also so that the buttons wouldn’t be the focus, since the cabling is so pretty.
In the end I chose….
I roped my 6 year-old into taking a few photos for me before the daylight disappeared. It was tricky, most of them were out of focus, but she took a few good ones.
I was right in expecting the Tosh Bulky to grow with wet blocking! Before blocking it was a tad too small, but it grew just the right amount.
The only problem is that I think I should tighten up the buttonholes a little bit. Overall, this was a great pattern to knit (did I mention that I LOVE the way the sleeves were done? Picked-up stitches and short rows, zero seaming!!!!), and with this bulky yarn, this cardigan will be great for chilly San Francisco days and nights when I feel like wearing something more flattering than a baggy fleece jacket!