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December 27, 2007

From Susan — NOT Square

Filed under: Susan's Kauni Cardigan — lv2knit @ 1:16 pm

In anticipation of Sally’s ‘Christmas stealth knitting reveal’ (later today or tomorrow) I thought I would share the buttons I found for Kauni.  No, they are not square!  I like the look of square buttons, but do not like using them.

KauniButtons.jpg picture by lv2knit

I loved these buttons (purchased at Skeins in Minnetonka, MN).  I did not want to get too gaudy by having too much going on with the buttons.  I need to reblock Kauni and gain 2″ in length, but otherwise, put a fork in it! 😉

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  Truer words would never spoken as when I described our trip to Grandpa’s as a feeding frenzy!  I ate from the moment we arrived til the moment we left: non-stop!!  Those who know me know that this is entirely possible.  I love food and I’m not afraid to show it!

I received some good books for Christmas, so that will cut into knitting time — but well worth it.  I am progressing on Roslin and will share pictures in a day or two.


  1. Again, you made a tasteful choice of buttons. Square ones would have been too much. And the color is perfect. Great job!

    Comment by Kay — December 27, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  2. Excellent choice of buttons. Perfect color for a sweater that has so many colors.

    Comment by kmkat — December 27, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

  3. I love the buttons – they’re such a simple foil for a stunning sweater! Every time I look,
    you & Sally have the most amazing projects going! I am always inspired! So much so, that I
    finally got my own Hanne Falkenberg kit for Christmas. The Diva. Silly question though:
    the kits come with 2-ply Shetland. Somewhere (not in the instructions that came with) I
    remember reading that all her kits are knit as 4-ply. Does that mean I need to double the
    yarn? I feel like such a beginner, even though I’ve been knitting for almost 25 years!!

    Comment by Molly — December 27, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

  4. Perfect buttons.

    What books?

    Comment by Carrie K — December 27, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

  5. Perfect buttons! Nothing beats tons of food during the holidays! Hope you’re still enjoying!

    Comment by Carol — December 27, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

  6. You already know that sweater is the bomb. Now where are the pictures of the doggone food

    Happy holidays.

    Comment by Thomasean — December 28, 2007 @ 2:57 am

  7. The buttons are just what the dr. ordered! Happy and Healthy New Year!

    Comment by Michelle — December 28, 2007 @ 9:45 am

  8. Put a fork in it- nice buttons.

    Glad you enjoyed the holidays- here’s to another year of Rainey Sister inspiration.

    Comment by Lorraine — December 28, 2007 @ 11:27 am

  9. Hi Susan,
    The baby afghan requires 3200 yards.
    I have about 1700 yards.
    Let me know if I should get the balance.

    Comment by Jess — December 28, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

  10. love the colors and the pattern – you are both always so inspiring… thank you for continuing to share your work with us! 🙂

    Comment by Kyle Kunnecke — December 28, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

  11. Great choice on buttons! So how did you accomplish the extra two inches? I just stretched a sweater by hanging it wet to dry and am a bit worried I might have also stretched the armholes too, attaching the sleeves being the final bit of knitting.

    Comment by Denise~ — December 30, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

  12. Love the buttons! Hey, don’t let reading cut into your knitting time — just get one (or better yet, half a dozen) of these: I’m not affiliated in any way, but have probably “sold” hundreds of these to friends and family! They’re great for reading while knitting (a fairly simple stitch pattern — it doesn’t work so great for faire isle) and I find I can read and knit easily at the same time. Both go slightly slower than when done alone, but I can maintain a respectable pace on both and doing so while sitting in my favorite chair is my all-time favorite pastime! Works great while trying to eat lunch and read, too! (I find I cannot eat and knit very well. In fact, that’s one of the big reasons I started knitting again in earnest – in an attempt to keep a diet on track. That’s another story.)

    Comment by Judi P — December 30, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

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