A sweater for your favorite button

I have done it. I went and knit a whole sweater to match my favorite button, that I got from my mother’s knitting stash. That’s the allure of cute, beautiful buttons.

Buttons and buttonholes can make or break the look of a sweater. They can add a striking contrast to your garment, or they can blend in subtly with the knit fabric. The button should be appropriate to the yarn. For example, leather or stone buttons work best on tweedy, rugged yarns for outdoor garments, and fancy glass buttons are best suited to tailored or dressy styles.

In addition to offering you a great lineup of yarns and needles for your knitting and crochet adventures, Hachi Yarns knows there are other special items needed to give that one unique touch to your project design. In the excitement of deciding on just the right yarn and other materials needed for your new project it is easy to overlook the little items that can make a big difference when it comes to completing your finished project. We also know it can be frustrating finding a resource for those tiny items.

Buttons are one of those items you may not think about very often unless you lose a button at work or you are finishing a project and need just the right handmade button to give your knitting project a special final addition. Hachi Yarns is proud to present a unique collection of buttons in a wide variety of styles and materials! From wooden buttons for your knitting or crochet projects to exotic ceramic styles and more, we’ve got the perfect button for your project. But before that, we need to know if you love our buttons, so now you get the opportunity to vote for the buttons you love best and we promise to carry them in our store!

Let us know which buttons you love in your comments or via email (hachiyarns at gmail dot com) or vote on facebook for your favorite buttons so we don’t miss them out!

1. Wooden butterfly buttons

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2. Colorful car wooden buttons

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3. Rainbow print wooden buttons

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4. Flowery wooden buttons

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5. Hearts wooden buttons

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6. Star-shaped wooden buttons

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7. Toggle wood buttons

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9. Tiger wooden buttons

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10. Blue flowers wooden buttons

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11. Teddy bear wooden buttons

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Here’s an interesting tidbit about buttons and buttonholes, who knew button holes have a history, right?

The history of buttonholes has the buttonholes placed on the left for men, because that means that they will be manipulating the button with their right hand, making it easier to get dressed. For women, the buttonholes are on the right, meaning that they would be manipulating the button with their left hand… except that it was assumed that while a man would dress himself, a woman would be dressed by her ladies, maids or servants – and so the buttons were placed so that the maid – not the woman, would have an easier time.

Now, imagine how annoyed the maid would have been having to dress herself and fiddle with those left-hand buttons! That’s an interesting fact about how the things we do came to be, something as simple as buttons and buttonholes.

Did you take our poll yet? Hurry, pick your favorite buttons so you can order them soon from Hachi Yarns!

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