I bought some gorgeous buttons a little while ago - they are polished and shiny ammonites in glorious browns and greys! My best friend used to be a geologist, and I have in mind knitting a cardigan for her, using these buttons. The cardi will probably be honey-coloured or something like a dull cream.
I did find a pattern for a cardi with a giant ammonite-like spiral
, and I'm quite interested, but I won't have my best friend around to fit it to while I knit! Also, I'm a bit wary of turning it into a cardigan, although apparently this is a thing that can be done. And I'm having problem finding a yarn for this - ideally I'd want a cream with some variation in it, but not too much… the main drama is in the buttons, and a too-dramatic yarn would detract.
I've since been looking through Ravelry, and found some seamless designs (I hate sewing!) which I like the look of:RohelineSimple Cardigan #168PersimmonHermine
My friend is mid-50s, about 5'3", bust probably about 40"-42". I'm looking to knit something in DK or worsted, definitely not heavier than Aran weight because the buttons are not large, but not 4-ply or smaller because life is too short as it is. I want it to be interesting, but not fiendishly complicated….
My request is this: I'm not yet very experienced at figuring out what might be a good or a bad idea with regard to pattern choice! So I'm looking for advice—can you see potential problems with these patterns? What looks like the most fun to knit and wear? Any recommendations?