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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Finally, Completely Finished

Bentley cardigan 
I finished the knitting on my Bentley Cardigan ages ago, but I hadn't blocked it and finished the button and buttonhole bands.  Now I have!  I used some leftover Liberty of London Tana Lawn scraps for the facings and I love how they look!
Bentley cardigan
For the button band I just sewed in the facing and then sewed the buttons through all the layers.  For the buttonhole band, I sewed in buttonholes to match where the knitted ones were and then sewed in the facing.  I used gray thread so it wouldn't show through a buttonhole from the front (it's not as dark as it looks in the photo).  I'm not completely sure it was necessary, I might have been able to use white.
Bentley cardigan
I'm thrilled with how my finished cardigan looks and I love the little floral surprise on the inside!  Next time I might be brave enough to do machine stitched buttonholes through both the facing and the knitted band.  I'm definitely going to be doing this again!

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Anonymous LeAnnW said...

Love it!

10:24 AM  
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3:27 PM  
Blogger kayT said...

Those facings are looking so good. I am envious of your sewing skills. I have a cardigan sitting and waiting for the sleeves to be sewn in, waiting for months. I think part of the problem is that I am afraid the sleeves are going to be too tight. Do I think if I wait a while my arms will be thinner? Because that is NOT going to be the case!

3:31 PM  

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