I spent a good deal of yesterday hunting down toggle buttons. My friend Goldie suggested I find ones that looked like bamboo, and I thought that would be a great idea. But no such buttons could be found, and (albeit brief) web searches didn’t turn any up either. I was willing to settle for simple toggles, but ohmygod there are no toggle buttons anyway. I found one, maybe two made of wood at one place. Eventually I found these at Sophie’s Yarns, and they’re fine.
Pattern: Sunrise Circle Jacket from Interweave Knits; participated in the knitalong
Yarn: KnitPicks’s Wool of the Andes in Fern
Balls: Bought 9, used 8 (only a small amount of that 8th)
Needles: US size 7; used a circular throughout
Size: XS (33 1/2″)
Started: Saturday, February 25
Finished: Sunday, March 19 (knitting and seaming was done Monday, March 13)
Notes: This is a gift for my mom and as such is a size smaller than I would wear. I can put it on, and I’m happy with its construction, but it looks ridiculous. So there will be no shots of me modeling it. Besides, I feel as though I’m stretching it out across the shoulders–I can’t really even think about buttoning it. Well, that’s not true. I put it on and buttoned it, and I like the placement; if I had a smaller chest it would be perfect. Anyway, I was initially concerned about the fit but it turned out just as I’d hoped it would!