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Amiga

Knitting
April 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
974 - 1748 yards (891 - 1598 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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I really designed this to be my idea of the perfect warm-weather-grab for those long, uncertain days. You may never know when you will encounter an over-cooled office, a breezy picnic or a late night outdoor cafe. Many of us live where summers are just plain hot and often humid. Rarely is there need for something to protect us from chills. But when you do need that “little something” to toss on, it is a joy to have it at easy reach. Amiga weighs next to nothing. It scrunches up to fit into a very little space. It will always be at the ready.

To make my life easier and to ensure buttons that would not weigh down or pull the drapey Cotton Flamme fabric… I made my own! I am also quite happy with the way the buttons just blend in, creating a hint of interest. I’ve been making Dorset Buttons for years. How many times have you had a cardi sit for weeks…months…years while hunting down the PERfect buttons. By using the same yarn as your project or complimenting yarn from your stash, you always have designer buttons at your fingertips.