All Buttoned Up
Pattern description from Folk Style: “Browsing through a linens catalog, Pam Allen was taken by a red bedspread with blocks of rustic embroidery. ‘After I began the sweater, I received a postcard that showed an Andean woman knitting - she wore a jacket covered with embroidery and small white buttons. So the idea for the sweater took a turn in another direction,’ Pam confided. Adding embroidery to knitwear allows you to be spontaneous - no need to stay on a grid. And you can add lots of color without having to think about tangled balls of yarn or keeping an even tension.”
Finished Size: 26 (30, 34)” (66 (76, 86.5) cm) chest circumference buttoned.
Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light)
GGH Scarlett (100% cotton; 122 yd (112 m)/50 g): #14 red, 5 (7, 9) balls; #28 light green, #36 orange, and #35 aqua, 1 ball each.
- Body and sleeves - size 6 (4 mm)
- Edging - size 5 (3.75 mm)
- Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; spare needle of any type in size 6 (4 mm) for three-needle bind-off; tapestry needle; three 5/8” (1.5 cm) buttons for front closure; about fifty assorted small white buttons ranging from 3/8” to 5/8” (1 to 1.5 cm; available at fabric stores); sharp-point sewing needle and patching thread for attaching buttons.
The pattern is on the pages 12-17 in the book.