If you are familiar with my patterns you have probably noticed that I’m not a fan of buttonholes. I admit I have commitment issues.
I like to keep my options open sometimes wearing a cardigan open, sometimes closed at the waist, sometimes the bust, and I’m always on the lookout for fun new pins and brooches to wear with my creations.
But if you decide after the fact that you don’t want to mess with brooches and you always close the cardi at the same spot anyway – and you really wish that you had just added buttonholes and buttons – never fear, this can be fixed without going back and frogging your cardi!
There are two advantages to adding the closure after you’ve finished knitting. The first is that once you have worn the cardi you will know exactly where you want the closure(s). The second advantage is that you avoid the dreaded Gaping Buttonhole!
Note: Because this method uses snaps, you are committed to always wearing the cardigan “buttoned,” otherwise the snaps will show.