Friday, July 3, 2015
Y'know what looks kind of ugly on a nice sweater? The back of the zipper.
As Kate Davies demonstrated, the openings on cardigans are much better when ribbon or tape are added to reinforce edges and/or cover them. I've been meaning to take care of this on my Shepherd and Shearer sweaters.
Alas, I don't have access to the fantastic haberdashers of the UK, so I had to beetle on down to the local Joann's to see what I could find. Not a plethora of possibilities, but not bad.
For the Shearer, a leopard grosgrain
And for the Shepherd a really cool white ribbon with a subtle glint of gold, as understated and elegant as the leopard is crazy.
Each of the ribbons suits its sweater and makes it an even better garment and me a prouder knitter.