Difference between boy & girl sweaters

socksNovember 17, 2008

Is the difference between boy & girl sweater patterns just the buttons? I guess they are on the left for a girl and on the right for a boy?

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sandra_ferguson

Buttonholes on the right side, for females, and on the left, for boys...styles don't matter much, I wouldn't think...I mean, a crew neck is a crew neck is a crew neck..ditto for a cardigan...the differences are with the colors and yarns used.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 7:56PM
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garden_for_fun

My mother-in-law taught my husband a little saying to help remember this. "Right over left for women (cuz we're always right!) and men get left over."

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 11:26AM
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donna_loomis

That's cute. I'm over 50 and still have to look at a shirt to verify. I just could never remember. But I won't forget anymore. Thank you for that.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 12:50PM
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damascusannie

Does anyone know WHY there is this difference? It makes absolutely no sense to me and would anyone REALLY notice if the buttons were on the "wrong" side of the placket?

Annie

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 1:01PM
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