I did more than just eat in Minnesota. I finished knitting my Vogue Cropped Jacket!
But first, the buttons. The pattern calls for fabric covered buttons, which I’ve never heard of before so I was going to just ignore that completely and get normal buttons, but when I was picking up snaps for the sweater closure, there they were!
It looked like a big mess to me. I bought four snaps (the pattern, of course, calls for five snaps, but I didn’t want to spend another $3.99 for four more when I just needed one, so I figured I could make four work) and two packages three of fabric covered buttons each.
They are so easy! There is a pattern for the circle of fabric on the back of the package you cut out, and just trace that on your fabric so you get a circle. You put the fabric in the center of the button, force the fabric tightly into the teeth on the back of the buttons, then snap the button backs in place. I had six of them done in no time. And I love how they look! I want to use fabric covered buttons for every project I make here on out.
They make such a difference! I love them. And I think the cute little flower pattern goes really well with the tweed-like yarn.
I’m going to block it just a little bit longer. The body is a good length, but I think the sleeves hit at a weird place, so I’m going to block the whole thing a tiny bit longer.
Overall I really liked the pattern! My numbers were a little off when I joined the sleeves and the body for the yoke, but that was probably my mistake. I knit a large size because the Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool is a smaller gauge than the yarn the pattern called for, so I think it worked out to being a small. I added 10 stitches to the front panel and 4 stitches to the skinny front panel. If I were to do it again I would only add 6 stitches to the front panel, as it is a little big, but not by much. My boobs are a little larger than what the small size would be able to handle. And I used size 10 needles throughout.
Now I’m kind of glad it’s so cool so I can wear it immediately!