As a knitter you know how hard it can be to find the perfect buttons. Sometimes it is because you know what you want (which seems to mean that it is not, therefore, available) and sometimes it is because you don’t, but nothing you see is quite right.
While I was on vacation Linda changed the buttons on the Flounce Collar. At the photo shoot in March we decided that the new shell, shell-shaped buttons I had purchased at TNNA would be perfect. WOW. I was soooooooo right. Take a look here to see photos of it with a different button and see how changing the buttons totally changed this piece!
I love making this piece so I’ve made more than one. It is one of those patterns that becomes kind of addicting, and then just when you are beginning to think you have maybe had your fill, you are nearly finished!
I think you could do it in any yarn that will get gauge (click the Additional Information tab for all the pertinent info). I wish I had something kind of slinky and sexy that I could wear to an event on April 27 with the old dress I’m planning to wear. Help! I need yarn. I’m going to be in Half Moon Bay on Monday. I’m going to buy something and knit it up!
I like how it feels completely different when worn open.
I have to admit that between drafting this post on Tuesday and now I have already started making one for me. I was looking for something in my closet when I looked up and saw this yarn. Seemed like it was too good to pass up, so I grabbed needles and off I went to cast on. I decided to make it a little longer so it is more of a caplet.
Since writing this post (earlier this week) we’ve found an error in the charts, so the pattern has been updated. We also changed the name to Ashland. The name comes from a delightful town in Oregon (home of the Oregon Shakespere Festival) near a Flounce Rock.
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