Hubby just needs to choose and buy the button now. He chose the pattern and the yarn. Decided on the length he wanted (a bum warmer as he put it ) and even where the pockets were to be. I had 1.5m of wool left having baled on the very last row in the buttonhole band which was meant to have 10 rows but I didn't have enough wool left, so it only has 9. Luckily you can hardly tell. It's a discontinued wool (about a decade ago ) that my step father choose for a jumper my mother never made him . When she moved house, she put virtually all of her yarn into a box and posted it all to me here in Australia with a note saying please make better use of than I managed to. So I did . It's also the first Arran cardigan I've made .