Two Button Sweater

Although I began making this sweater in August I just finished it up last night. I designed this wrap sweater myself. The raglan style, knit from the top down, made for an easy project. The loose-fitting design requires no shaping. The fronts overlap and are held in place with two buttons and crocheted chain loops. Garter stitch edging provides a touch of texture and prevents rolling.

For the yarn, I unraveled a 100% wool Old Navy men's sweater. I made a gauge swatch and estimated the size of the neck opening and overlap I wanted. I then cast on the required number of stitches for the neckline and knit from the top down, increasing at the sleeves, back and front until I reached the desired bust measurement. The buttons are vintage and made from shell.