Two Button Sweater


Although I began making this sweater in August I just finished it up last night. I designed this wrap sweater myself. The raglan style, knit from the top down, made for an easy project. The loose-fitting design requires no shaping. The fronts overlap and are held in place with two buttons and crocheted chain loops. Garter stitch edging provides a touch of texture and prevents rolling.

For the yarn, I unraveled a 100% wool Old Navy men's sweater. I made a gauge swatch and estimated the size of the neck opening and overlap I wanted. I then cast on the required number of stitches for the neckline and knit from the top down, increasing at the sleeves, back and front until I reached the desired bust measurement. The buttons are vintage and made from shell.

12 comments:

  1. Super cute, what a great design.

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  2. your sweater looks fab and very wearable. it makes me wish I had one of my own!

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  3. I love the two buttons detail, it's a great sweater. Congrats for doing it from scrap.

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  4. I love this! Did you write up the pattern for it? So simple and elegant!

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  5. Thanks everyone! I might have made some notes on the pattern but really should have kept better track!

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  6. hi!
    this sweater is so beautiful! LOVE it!

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  7. you kick so much ass! i can't believe you made this, it's gorgeous!
    i love that you used yarn from an old sweater too.

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  8. You are so talented! PLUS, you recycled a sweater you already had...how crafty! It is beautiful...truly it looks like something in an upscale boutique.

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  9. This is amazing. I loved it even before I read the part about unraveling the old navy sweater. wow.

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  10. I haven't checked in in so long; however, you must know this sweater is SO awesome! What a clever woman you are, Beth! Now that Washington is witnessing the end of summer, oh how I want your sweater creation.

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