My latest knitting project - cables for the daughter of a friend. I hope it's long enough. It was a pleasure to make. Cascade 220. Mostly knit on size 5s. The collar is knit on 3s, then 5s, then 7s to make it spread over the shoulders. It has four plait cables on the front because the family, mother, father, son and daughter, are a close-knit family. The sleeves have a six plait cable because the son and daughter are old enough to engage additional members.
And here are the buttons. This picture has the most accurate color for the yarn. I shopped for the right buttons for ever so long. And finally, I found these in JoAnnes of all places.
I made afterthought buttonholes. So handy for when you are winging it and don't know how long the button band is going to be.
She's a buxom lass. I hope the placement of the cables is flattering.
Now I'm working a little tea cozy in brown and orange, and I will use the left-overs for a hat. And then I'm on to a pair of alpaca short-fingered gloves for DH. Knitting is such a comfort.