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« on: August 29, 2008 04:39:21 PM »

I have an awesome top my MIL made me but the buttons she put on are all wrong and I want to jut take what she has on there and knit around/over them so the knitting covers them.  Clear as mud?  lol

How do I do this?  There are others she's done where she's crocheted over buttons but I don't really crochet.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008 08:18:45 PM »

i've never seen how people knit over buttons, why don't you try sewing the yarn over them in a decorative pattern?  or take the buttons off altogether, knit circles for appropriate sized buttons of the types which are designed to be covered by fabric, fuse the knit to an interfacing, and cover the buttons with the knit fabric?
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 11:42:55 AM »

Something I saw at Stitches Midwest was felt-covered buttons.  It'd be a fun way to use up scrap yarn (as long as 55% of the yarn content is feltable, it'll work).
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