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« on: September 24, 2006 07:24:43 AM »

I did a search for this and found nothing. I have no idea how to read a knitting pattern, because when I was taught how to knit I was never taught how to read a pattern.  If you can give me a "knitting a button hole for dummies" type of tutorial I would love you forever... or a link would be so helpful. Thank you so much in advance!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006 08:01:31 AM »

Does your pattern specify anything about the buttonhole?  There are a few ways to do one, so if it doesn't specify you should find one that works best with your button.  A couple of basic types:

1.  Yarn over.  All you would need to do to make a yarnover button hole is, well, make a yarnover and knit 2 together.  I don't think it makes much difference in the end whether you do it:  YO, k2tog  or if you do it: k2tog, YO.  As long as you are consistent with all of your buttonholes on that project.

2.  Bind off (2 row buttonhole).  When you  get to the spot where your buttonhole is supposed to be bind off the number of stitches specified (or that you need for your button).  Then, on the next row, using the backwards cast on method, cast on the same number of stitches that you bound off and keep going. 

There are some instructions here but for some reason I'm not seeing the pictures that were there.

Also, there's a video at knittinghelp.com.  (scroll down)
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006 09:31:48 AM »

I second the knittinghelp.com tutorial....it is very thorough. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006 03:17:02 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006 05:56:17 PM »

If you are still looking for tutorials and info.. I found these useful in the past:

http://www.studioknits.com/bookpage95.htm

http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz/Buttonhole/

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