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teresab 01-11-2012 10:32 AM

button band
Hi: I'm knitting the February Lady Sweater and using three 1 inch buttons at the top which is knit in garter st. My question is, should I reinforce the back side of the button, i.e., use grosgrain ribbon, to stabilize the large buttons?
Thanks! Teresab

suzeeq 01-11-2012 12:39 PM

You can, do what you feel works better. Try it and see.

salmonmac 01-11-2012 01:49 PM

Sometimes I've also used a smaller clear plastic button on the back to reinforce a larger button. I think the thing to watch is that the button is not too heavy for the knitted fabric. If it pulls on the buttonband, it looks terrible.

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