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quirky 02-19-2006 09:55 AM

Button hole help
Im working on a pattern from Lion Brand.
I am having trouble working my button whole row.
The instructions read "starting on right side row k,p,k,yo,k2tog, continue in pattern to end of row" fair enough. But no matter how hard I try I keep ending up 1 stitch short. Which of course whacks out the pattern.
I have tried starting on both the right side and the wrong side (ya never know).

The only thing I can think of is that I am not knitting the right 2 together.

I had been assuming that the YO created the missing stich from the K2 together on the return row. But perhaps I am supposed to knit the YO and the NEXT stitch together on the working row?

Or should I just increase another stitch after the k2tog?

AHHHH!!! This is my very first button hole - actually, with all my frogging this is my 5th round on the same button hole lol

Help please!

Ingrid 02-19-2006 10:05 AM

The yo should balance out the k2tog and leave a little hole for the button.

What should happen is you move the yarn to the front after the k, p, k, and then k the next two stitches together, creating the yo in the process. Is that what you were doing?

quirky 02-19-2006 10:06 AM

Ohhhh I found my mistake :oops:

Frogging back the 6th time I realized that I had not gone far enough.
I had not frogged back to the original button hole. If I had I would have seen that I had failed to pickup the YO on the return row. Which would have, of course, created that missing stitch from the k2tog. Ah ha!!

Gee that was silly!! At least I read the pattern correctly!

Ingrid 02-19-2006 10:07 AM


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