The winds howl this time of year in the midwest! In an effort to keep my shawls and scarves from blowing down the street, I made these from my button stash with a bit of elastic threaded through the button holes and tied in a knot.
So very simple and extremely effective. I love giganto buttons! Big, colorful and easy to store if you are a collector like me. Easy and affordable to purchase from local yarn shops I visit on my travels. Above is a Lacy Baktus from Ravelry. You can find the pattern link on my Karen's Carnival Rav page.
I found this button in a local yarn shop in St. Louis, Missouri. The Freesia shawl pattern is from Jumpers Cable Knitting. Very easy and quick to knit up with worsted weight yarn. Find the pattern link on my Rav page.
I love the color combination and can use this one on so many shawls. That's the beauty of these closures. You can use them on all your scarves.
I often wear my Crocodile Stitch shawls around my shoulders and this button adds a bit of color and interest. Find the Crocodile Stitch pattern via my Rav page.
So, there you go! Get out those gorgeous buttons, tie a bit of elastic through the holes and knot.
Can't find the right button? Use leftover yarn to make i-cord buttons or frog closures instead.