The first button project was my new black cardigan, which just came off my needles last week - and then took THREE DAYS to dry after blocking! Its made from Noro Cash Iroha, a cashmere, silk, wool, and nylon blend yarn that knits up super soft and drapey.
The next project was this one:
A wee little sweater that only needed three itty-bitty buttons. I had hoped to just use some from my button stash, but it turns out that buttons made with a (yo, k2tog) in 4-ply yarn are actually pretty tiny.
Had it not been white, I could've used these little shanked buttons that you see on the right of this card.
I love these buttons. So much so, that I've actually taken them off of a cardigan I bought about 6 years ago... I haven't worn it in ages, but I've been reluctant to part with it because of the buttons. During a recent closet clear-out, I finally decided to replace the super cool buttons with this very basic grey ones (on the left) and then pass it on to its next owner.
Now to find myself a pattern for a 10-button cardigan that's knit in 4-ply yarn!