In Threes Finished

This morning I finished up the In Threes Cardigan that was working on. Just in time too, this afternoon was my niece’s 2nd birthday.

In Threes

Yay, it’s all done! πŸ™‚

I am always a little nervous when it comes to attaching buttons. I am afraid that they will fall off or sag and not look the way I envisioned. So when I put the buttons on this cardigan I decided to used the grosgrain and button tutorials that the Knitmore Girls made.

Back side of button band

The backside of the button band with grosgrain ribbon and backing buttons.

I have watched these videos a few times over the past couple of months, then watched them again while sewing the buttons on. I have to say that I found the videos to be very helpful. I managed to get the buttons to line up perfectly with the buttonholes and the ribbon on the back of the button band provides excellent stabilization so the buttons don’t sag on the knitting.

In Threes

I couldn’t be happier with the finished results.

I am also very pleased with how great the sweater fit my niece.

It's hard to get a toddler to stand still for a picture!

My niece happily wearing her new sweater. πŸ˜€

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11 responses to “In Threes Finished

  1. what a gorgeous colour and a lovely pattern. I might have to make this. Great pictures. What a wonderful idea for the buttons. I might try that too. Thanks πŸ™‚

  2. laughingcrowknits

    I LOVE this! Especially the color! Good job!

  3. Very nicely done – love the idea of ribbon to help the buttons stay sitting nicely. Wish I knew about that one when I was in my baby sweater-knitting phase!

  4. Such a cutie! And the sweater turned out lovely!

  5. I love it! I had no idea you had this blog! Sneaky! 😏It’s great and I love reading about and seeing all of your projects that I haven’t seen while on my visits. Very impressed and very proud of you!

  6. I love how you put this gift together with the theme running through. VERY cute.

  7. Cute sweater and that button idea is great!

  8. It looks great. I’m sure she loves it!

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