I'm so happy with this little garter-stitch cardigan! It took exactly two balls of Dale Baby Ull (colour #5711), which is a great machine-washable wool that I'd never used before. I'd hoped to have some left over for booties or a hat, but when I bought the yarn I wasn't thinking about the yardage-eating quality of garter stitch -- by the end, I was just relieved to have enough for the sweater. The pattern is from an old Patons pattern booklet, as you may recall. It's kind of thrilling to follow a pattern that includes only a black-and-white photo -- the result seems so vivid!
According to the pattern, this sweater is meant to be tied closed: you are to thread a knitted cord through eyelets in the neckband. I decided to go with a less fussy single-button closure instead. I didn't think about this before I started, though, so I hadn't put a buttonhole into the right sweater front. What to do? Well, I was saved by blogs. Just a week or so ago, Ysolda posted a tutorial on sewn button loops. Perfect!