Lavender Tea Leaves Cardigan


I've finished the tea leaves cardigan!  It's a lovely pattern to knit up and I only used five skeins of Cascade 220.  This cardigan is special because of two lovely gifts that I received a few months ago.  



The buttons!!!!  The buttons were handmade by Tracey over at Clover.  Isn't she the sweetest person to make them for me??  When I received them I picked a sweater for the buttons.  It's true and it's the first time I've done that.  I believe the buttons were made from antlers, I'm sure she will confirm that fact and I'll edit accordingly.  I love them Tracey and thank you!!


The second gift was from a dear knitting friend who gave me the name tags.  They were bought at Mountain Street Arts a lovely etsy shop.  Aren't they adorable??


The last two photos were taken by my son and Frodo was excited to get into the photos.  I have to admit the outside photos were pre-blocking and that pesky button band now lays flat.  I am impulsive when a project is done and want the photos immediately.  Also my son is patient when taking photos and has an artistic eye.  Otherwise it's just me taking the photos..


Comments

  1. Oh, beyond beautiful! And the so is the sweater ;) Awesome buttons ~ what a nice gift.

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  2. Oh, Karen, it is beautiful!! Those buttons are perfect with this sweater; or, I guess I should say the sweater if perfect with the buttons!! You look wonderful wearing it! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. The cardi is just so lovely Karen...(fun seeing you & Frodo)Beautiful neutral color and the buttons are so pretty.
    Gorgy!

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  4. Karen, the tea leaves turned out wonderful!! The color is just perfect and the buttons are awesome!! How sweet of Tracey to make them for you, a very special touch to the card! Love the tag, too. :-)

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  5. Sweet to see you in the flesh! And what a beautiful sweater.
    Can I ask you where you ordered your labels? They are awesome!

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  6. It's gorgeous! Beautiful work, as always.

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  7. Really pretty...I've been thinking of making this one myself...It does look lovely. Still debating now it's gone colder. It's good that it uses so little yarn and I really like the yoke at the back. I like your little labels. Oh and the buttons look gorgeous too...Tracey is so clever.

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  8. Love it and your button choice! Nice label also!

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  9. so so pretty! love that color and the buttons - perfect.

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  10. Oh, how lovely! I just adore it, and the buttons too! I have never made a sweater or cardigan, but I was thinking that this one might be good to start with. I am trying to (slowly!) pick up new skills with each project. Also, I just love the name of it--perfect for afternoon tea and reading!

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  11. Oh my gosh Karen it came out beautiful! I like the idea of creating the sweater around the buttons. Just gorgeous!

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  12. Love it! Beautifully knit, a gorgeous colour, and fab buttons ... you must be over the moon with this one :D

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  13. What a perfect cardigan! I love the buttons, the tag, the color! And it looks fabulous on you. (:

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  14. I love it - and the buttons and tag. Fantastic!

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  15. Oh, Karen - I love it! Gorgeous color, gorgeous buttons, and of course your always gorgeous knitting. I've been meaning to knit one of those for myself (Julia's birthday sweater last year was a tiny tea leaves)...you are inspiring me... xo

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  16. Wow! It's gorgeous! Great job!

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  17. I love it Karen, it and you are just beautiful!
    I'm so glad you like the buttons.
    Yes, the buttons are from a white tail deer antler,
    cut, polished and rubbed with a mixture of bees wax
    and woodblock oil.
    Enjoy my dear friend.

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  18. It is great. You did a wonderful job with it. The buttons are prefect!

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  19. So beautiful! Lovely shots of you, too. :)

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  20. Wow - that's really looovely! The cardi, the images, the labels - all of it beautiful :)

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  21. Lovely! Why havevI not added this sweater to my queue?

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  22. I have this pattern saved for Charlotte - perhaps I could knit matching sweaters for us! :)

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  23. It is beautiful, love the colour and the buttons.

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  24. Love the Tea Leaves, Karen! Such a lovely color on you and nice buttons, too.

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  25. I love the photos!! And such a beautiful cardigan!!

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  26. perfection!!!! love the sweater----the buttons!!!----and the photos! really must put that sweater higher in the queue!

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  27. That is GORGEOUS -- I love the buttons and label!

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  28. Love your tea leaves. I was wearing mine today. It has suddenly turned cold here. Winter is in the air, even though we had really hot temps up until a couple of weeks ago. I'm so tempted to cast on another tea leaves this winter. Jacinta

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