Monday, April 13, 2009
Photo borrowed without permission of Interweave Knits
What is there, a war against button bands? I see so many adorable cardigans and they're all secured by a single button at the neck, or maybe two or three buttons on the top half, with the bottom part swinging free in the breeze. What is that all about? I like my cardigans to be sweaters with options, not something which is going to flop around and annoy me all day long. I have shawls for flopping around. Below I present to you some cardigans guilty of button miserliness.
Diminishing Ribs Cardigan: No button band.
Coraline: One third buttons.
Moch Cardi: One third buttons.
February Lady Sweater: One third buttons.
Amelia: One third buttons with full button band.
Kingscot: One half buttons with full button band.
Sitcom Chic: Single closure.
Swing Swing: Single closure.
Mr. Greenjeans: Single button on full button band.
Ophicleide cardigan: One fifth buttons and NO SLEEVES! (I don't get non-vest sleeveless sweaters, I just don't.)
Now, I like all of these sweaters, I really do. I pulled them all from my Ravelry queue. But I would need to add buttons to all of them. Which, because this is knitting, should be straight forward enough to do. But seriously, I'm beginning to think there's a conspiracy out there against the button and zipper industry. ...or maybe against me. *glances around wildly and hides behind the cat*