Cre­ate a stand-out gar­ment

Fin­ish­ing o your gar­ment needn’t sig­nal an end to cre­ativ­ity – break out the hab­er­dash­ery and add a truly unique fin­ish to all those ex­pertly wo­ven stitches…

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1 BEAU­TI­FUL BUT­TONS

There are mil­lions of amaz­ing but­tons out there to choose from, so take your time and find some­thing that re­ally stands out from the crowd for your knit­ted gar­ment. For chil­dren’s knits, a painted wooden but­ton makes an im­pact on a but­ton band or neck vent, not to men­tion dec­o­rat­ing a patch pocket. We love the but­tons at www. to­tally­but­tons.com for one of the largest selections we’ve ever seen!

2 RAV­ISH­ING RIB­BONS

When it comes to pretty things for lit­tle dar­lings, a length of rib­bon can go a long way. Be­ing care­ful not to add them to knits for un­der threes, a shim­mery rib­bon can look great around the hem of a jumper, or per­haps you could add a vel­vet rib­bon along­side your but­ton band or neck­line for a touch of added lux­ury. Visit www.therib­bon­room.co.uk for vin­tage rib­bons and chi on bows.

3 PERKY PATCHES

Mak­ing the most of geek chic has never been so on-trend, so pro­tect the el­bows of your freshly knit­ted man jumpers with a care­fully placed patch. Not just for grown-ups, we also love the char­ac­ter-filled iron-on kids’ op­tions for pocket dec­o­ra­tions and cen­tral mo­tifs. Make sure you check the care de­tails on your yarn ball band care­fully be­fore you switch on that iron, though…! Check out www.bare­footleather.co.uk for some great suede op­tions for your man.

4 MARVEL­LOUS METALLICS

Adding a lit­tle glitz and glam­our for a spe­cial night out is so much eas­ier than you think. While knit­ting cu s and col­lars, why not add a sin­gle strand of Bergère Me­ta­lik or An­chor Artiste Metal­lic thread to bring some Sat­ur­day-night-out zing to your fin­ished gar­ment? You can find both of these threads at www.loveknit­ting.com.

5 TAN­TA­LIS­ING TRIMS

From marabou feath­ers to pearl and dia­manté jew­els, pen­dants to frivolous pom­poms and faux fur, you’ll be sur­prised at how many di er­ent types of trims there are to titi­vate your knits. Dec­o­rate a sim­ple cardi col­lar with lux­u­ri­ous faux fur, or trim a hem with marabou feath­ers in the pret­ti­est pale pink – the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. For a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of trims take a look at www.abakhan.co.uk.

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