Yesterday I took a break from knitting and typing so instead sketched out some design ideas for the sweater for the Itchy Musician. He prefers a cardigan with cables (he’s really taken with Thor’s vest-in-progress), but can’t have any buttons that could scratch the back of the guitar when he’s playing.
So I pondered some ways to meet his needs. I thought “zipper” (!) but immediately dismissed that idea. (Unzipped, there’s the danger of the zipper teeth touching the guitar.) I thought of making the cardigan a wrap around with a knit belt and decided that was sloppier than what he was looking for.
Then I realized I could knit a regular button band with the buttons facing down (i.e., toward the wearer’s body) that would be buttoned into the opposite placket. Then I could knit another placket – with some decorative stitch – that I would stitch over the placket with the buttons!
Any and all ideas welcome! Please, if you’ve tried what I’m thinking of, let me know how it worked. No sense in remaking the proverbial wheel! 🙂