You know how hard of a time I have with accessorizing an outfit. I feel like buttons are accessorizing a sweater. It either adds that magical finishing touch that brings it all together, or it’s cheapens it by slapping on some $0.05 plastic buttons you dug out of the bottom of some discount bin.
I’ve been knitting the Anders http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anders sweater for a new baby. The perfect mauve and brown yarn intermingling with the natural makes me think of the first snow falling on Autumn trees, the silent splendor and the untouched purity of the moment. It’s everything I love about the transition from Autumn to Winter.
Well I did it. I found the perfect buttons. The linchpin detail that ties it all together.
They are WOOD and SNOWFLAKES which is basically the whole concept behind this sweater. Snow falling on autumn trees.
Wood buttons are super light, so they won’t pull on baby’s neck. They are shabby chic, so if they get a little scratched or rubbed, perhaps while being washed or chewed on, it won’t degrade them at all. I also love that the white isn’t a true white. It’s a slight cream. That’ll contrast with the red on top, and match the natural white on the bottom.
I love that they are round so there aren’t any pointy edges for you, or baby, to deal with.
And they are 3/4″ so they are small enough to fit through the holes, and big enough to not slip out.
To top it all off, they are also handmade. This whole sweater has that handmade touch. I love that.