closure; a button, a toggle, a clasp

closure; a button, a toggle, a clasp. It all comes down to closure. And just like as it is in life, its hard to find the perfect closure for a knitted piece too. Remember something red? Way back during the big blog crash of 2007? I finished this knit back in May (2 weeks after I started it) and it sat. and it sat. and it sat. Until I found the perfect closure.

Something red

(photo by Corra)

At first I tried a glass button I found in my Grandmother’s sewing box. But I put the button hole too low and it made the sweater gap open at the top. I thought a clasp would be perfect. I ordered 2 clasps from the button drawer, and thanks to super fast shipping, I sewed the trivet clasp on last night and proclaimed victory of closure!

Something red

I think it looks pretty darn good. Much better than the button.

Something red

(photo by Corra)


Pattern: Something red by Wendy Bernard

Yarn: Louet Gems Euroflax Merlin Camelot 5 hank in color 60-2895 (Yarndex calls it Rose, but its really a rich red)

needles: Knitpicks options US 7 (4.5mm)

time: knitting May 15 – 23 2007

notes: I love this sweater since I took off the button and sewed on the clasp. I wore it out today to my Dr’s appointment and received many complements. (I got my DTaP shot yesterday and some blood drawn. Holy crap does my arm HURT!)

Its nice to have finally finished this sweater, now I have closure…


13 responses

  1. It was hard to see it in the first picture but the other one looked great. It’s really cute and I do agree that the clasp is very nice. It’s always nice to get compliments when you wear a newly knitted item. Makes you just feel swell, doesn’t it??

  2. I love your Something Red; it looks great on you! I love the clasp. I made one and hated the button, plus I used Cotton Fleece and it stretched all out of shape. Not a success for me at all.

  3. Great sweater and great clasp! I found your blog on a search for something like clasps and sweater and am so glad. I just placed an order at the Button Drawer for a ribbed cardigan that I had intended on putting a zipper in, but now that I have tried it on think it would be better with just a clasp and I found a small one that I think will work. Another thanks to the internets!

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