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knitting buttonholes

Posted by salling (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 29, 07 at 20:23

I have a pattern that instructs me to work k2 p2 ribbing. Then rib 4sts *bind off 2 sts rib 8 sts repeat from * for 6 buttonholes, rib to end. Then rows 5-8 work in established ribbing.
When I do this when trying to work in estabished ribbing in row 5 the "buttonhole" closes up. I am stuck and a little frustrated. This is for a baby sweater. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

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RE: knitting buttonholes

Are you casting on stitches in row 5 to replace the ones your bound off in row 4? That's the thought that comes to mind when I read this post.

RE: knitting buttonholes

I am guessing that you should either do a Yarn Over (YO)in the buttonhole row after you knit 2 together, or more likely cast on or make 2 stitches in the following row just above the 2 cast off stitches. You have to do something to replace the two stitches you cast off.

RE: knitting buttonholes

What you two have said makes a lot of sense. I saw other patterns that explained it like that. Thank you very much for your help!

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