go on, button me up

Finally…FINALLY. I’ve been wrestling with the pattern for some weeks now, not because of the actual pattern itself, but making up the pdf – turns out Acrobat is a handy, handy program. Many thanks to some almost-family for use of said program.


Button Me Up! is a fun, fast and easy pullover knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up with raglan sleeves. The functional buttoned yoke is knit flat, with button bands picked up and finished afterwards. Just the thing to show off unique or vintage buttons – the ones on this sweater were pulled from a thrifted vest!

The yarn used in the pattern, Cascade Pastaza, is incredibly warm and quite durable. But if you don’t require such insulation, feel free to substitute any chunky-weight wool, wool blend, or cotton!

Chest: 32[36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches
Length: 21[21, 22, 22, 23, 23] inches

Cascade Yarns Pastaza [50% llama/50% wool; 132 yards/100g]
[MC] colour 060: 4[4, 5, 5, 6, 7] skeins
[CC] colour 062: 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 3] skeins [color 062]

5mm/US 8 double-point needles
4mm/US 6 16” circular needle
5mm/US 8 24” or 36” circular needle
4[5, 5, 5, 6, 6] 7/8” buttons
stitch markers
tapestry needle

In st st using larger needles, 15 sts/20 rows = 4” (10 cm)

This pattern is suitable for beginners. Skills: cast on, knit in the round, purl, decrease, cast off, and a wee bit o’ crochet.


$6.00 CAD

Just click the button to purchase through Ravelry – you will receive and automated download link, and the pattern will be saved to your library! Payment is through Paypal, credit card or balance transfer.

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.







30 responses to “go on, button me up”

  1. claudine Avatar

    What a gorgeous pattern!

    About the big space, looking at your html source, it seems to be because the paypal code has a line break ( <br /> ) at the end of each line, causing the big gap between the price and the buy it now button. (I think WordPress added those line breaks automatically.) You can fix this by deleting those line breaks, and just put all the paypal code (those lines that begin with “form”, “input”, etc) into just one line.

    I hope that makes sense! If not, feel free to email me.

  2. Julia Avatar

    This is beautiful! I love the colors you chose!

  3. Emily Avatar

    That is super cute. You are one talented designer!

  4. Norma Avatar

    Oh, it’s FAB. I did not know that Cascade Pastaza is a chunky-weight yarn. Darn. I am wondering what I have in my stash that will suffice. But I’m off to buy it. Love it.

  5. Dotty Avatar

    There is a free web-based PDF converter at http://www.pdfonline.com

    You submit the original via the website and they’ll email you the PDF. I use it for all my quilt patterns and it does a good job converting the images. Some free converters leave a watermark on your document but these folks don’t.

  6. Charles Avatar

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  7. Chrissy Avatar

    I love that sweater! Great job!

  8. Kim Avatar

    I love that sweater!! I am buying that! Also, check out my blog as I have a photo of your easy top down ragland cardi that I knit. Photos in the FO gallery and also in the first post. URL is http://yarnyoldkim.typepad.com/yarny_old_kim/

  9. Jill Avatar

    I’ve always liked that sweater Laura. It looks so warm and yummy!

  10. Cheryl Avatar

    I love it! Well done!
    Oh, and another free PDF maker that I use and love is at pdffactory.com. You download the program and makes itself like a printer on your computer. You print documents to it and it makes them PDFs. It’s cool.

  11. Corvus Avatar

    Ooo. I’m definently going to have to add a link to this to the big giant list of online knitting/crochet patterns I’m putting together (http://www.wists.com/corvusknitting). It’s lovely.

  12. jess Avatar

    ooh, great sweater! I love the button detail! :)

    I think I even have something in stash for this…

  13. Maribeth Avatar

    Laura, your patterns are an inspiration; I can’t wait until I hunt down some yarn for this one!

  14. Kerry Avatar

    Oh Laura, so, so pretty! Two questions, 1) do you know if the required yarn can be purchased in Toronto? 2) Is there are waist shaping?

    I think I’m in love. I had a sweater with similar button detail years ago and miss it.

  15. frecklegirl jess Avatar


    Another cosmicpluto hit!

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  17. Just_A_Girl Avatar

    I love this sweater! Ive been searching for a pattern like it and now Ive found it… just one question, is there a way to make it from the top down? Im kind of a new knitter and Im comfortable with the top down structure.

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  20. mary-margaret Avatar

    Love this Laura! It’s simple and pretty and fun.

  21. DEBBIE Avatar

    Love the sweater, excellent job

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  26. Zashkaser Avatar

    The article is ver good. Write please more

  27. Toma Avatar

    Hi, Laura! I love the colors you chose!

  28. Paulina Vlodek Avatar

    Gorgeous!! Great job!!

  29. Pesni Avatar

    Thanks Laura for your good job!

  30. Rosjanka Avatar

    Great sweater! Excellent job

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