Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cute Little Fish Button Sweater

We got word over the weekend that the hubby's cousin and his wife finally had their baby. My first reaction was, Yeah! My second was, Oh No, they can't have it yet, the sweater's not finished! Well, it is now.

I know that I've stated that I don't particularly love Elizabeth Zimmerman patterns. Mainly because I prefer patterns that spell things out a bit more and don't assume that you are already an accomplished knitter. But I finally got around to completing one of her patterns, one that a billion other people have already made, the February Sweater:

I couldn't decide how I wanted to present it, so here's another pic:

The best detail of this sweater is the buttons. You have no idea how difficult it was to photograph one of these clearly enough to show the detail:

That's right, a fishbowl with a goldfish and tiny little bubbles. I adore these buttons. They're by JHB and I got them at JoAnn's. Cute huh?


Yarn: Cotton Ease in Terracotta. Used just over 1 skein.
Mods: None
Pattern: February Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman


  1. Those are the cutest buttons!! What a great find! You did an awesome job with the sweater..it's so pretty. I've thought about attempting it myself but it looks a little difficult. What did you think of the pattern as far as difficulty?

  2. Anonymous6:04 PM

    What size needles did you use with the cotton-ease for that sweater?

    I have those same buttons, but I have yet to knit anything that deserves them.

  3. lil knitter - I'd say it's a medium difficulty sweater. Like I said, I don't really care too much for EZ patterns. They're utterly brilliant, but assume that you know what you're doing already.

    Jackie - oops. I forgot to mention needle size didn't I? Sorry bout that. I used size 6 needles.

  4. oh my gosh, those buttons!!! very cute sweater!

  5. Anonymous8:28 PM

    The buttons are beautiful, and the sweater looks amazing! Now I have to make one of those for my daughter. :)