I made the smallest size because I just couldn’t get gauge. I went down to US #3 to get anywhere close.
Elapsed time on this was a year. I put it down last winter, when I couldn’t find the time when I was able to concentrate to work on the cables. A few weeks ago, I sat myself down and just pushed through the cables. The rest went very quickly.
I used a 2 hole one-row button hole instead of the 3 stated in the pattern. I was worried that the hole would be too big and the button would slip out. I was correct.
The button band is still a little flimsy and the buttons are prone to slipping out. I think some grosgrain ribbon should give the band the structure it needs.
Just in time for fall.