buttonholes for oval buttons ?

rimeJuly 31, 2009

I'm knitting a sweater for my mother, and it's all done except for the button band. She selected cat buttons that are about 9/16 * 1 1/4 ( the Laurel Burch Mom Cat and Baby button ) Any ideas on how to best make a button hole for something like this ? ( as in, I'm getting really tired of knitting and frogging new swatches with buttonholes that don't work )

Thanks !

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sheilajoyce_gw

I don't know these buttons, but I would think of how she would be buttoning the sweater as she wears it. The buttonhole won't have to be the 1 1/4 dimension, just wide enough for the 9/16 if she can slide the button into the hole sideways and if the button is wider than it is tall.

I fiddle with casting off 2 or 3 stitches in one row, then in the next row, casting on one more than I cast off. The third row, I knit the extra stitch together with the first stitch after the buttonhole (or before) to tighten it up a little so it is not too gaping.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 3:48PM
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