Friday, February 20, 2009


Yesterday I spent an hour at my LYS selecting buttons for my Central Park Hoodie. It wasn't easy. I had an idea of what I wanted but finding something that looked right and wasn't too big or too heavy took much longer than I'd expected.

The buttons really change the look of a piece. You really need to lay the item out on a table and experiment with different ones to get the full impact. Sometimes I found that laying out the full six buttons on the hoodie gave me a whole different impression to just one button. With other styles, one button was enough to know that that one was a 'no go'!

In the end I selected the ones in the picture. They are delicate enough not to shout "Button" at you when you look at the hoodie and not so shiny that you need a pair of sunglasses to look at them. The wavy edges seemed to echo the cables in the piece and the fact that they look like hearts seems an added bonus as I've finished this up in the 'lovers' month of February.

Just got to sew them on now.


Connie said...

I love the buttons you chose. You're right, they can really make or break a piece. I've been wanting to knit the Central Park Hoodie for a while. It's such a wearable knit. The yarn has been sitting forlornly in my stash for the past 2 years! ;)

Rudee said...

Wow Jane! I love the buttons-they're a perfect choice. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing put together after all of your teasing photo close-ups.

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