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Cardigan Update and the Button Search Continues!

March 31st update: The button search is over! Hooray. Finally found two sets (both possibilities) over at Ebay of all places.

This is one amazing button site: Must Love Buttons . Very reasonable prices too.

I’ll post a pic when my cardigan is complete with buttons, hopefully the mail won’t take too long. 🙂


I’ve finished all the knitting (except for the front button bands) on my Fairly Easy Fair Isle Cardigan. Woohooo! 🙂

Unfortunately, the quest to find buttons to finish this sweater and be able to actually wear it, continues.

I did receive the buttons I blogged about previously, shown here:

…that I had hoped to use. They just don’t look right with this sweater.


The green is pretty but not a good match with the actual contrast yarn I was trying to match. Also, they are made from shells and are very thin. Will have to use these elsewhere.               

So now I’m looking for buttons that will match the main color.

This swatch is quite accurate in terms of the dusty pink yarn I used:

I need at least 6 (preferably a couple of extra ones too) in a 1″ size. Not too thin but not coat buttons either.

Again, I thought this would be easy to find. Not so far. 😦

I’ve checked online at several sites and no luck.

 If anyone can suggest a site or have buttons in their stash to sell etc…please let me know.

I did note some of these cardigans at a few blogs, finished with flower (daisy) shaped buttons and that was nice too.

Spring is almost here. I want to wear this sweater sooner than later lol!