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Old 01-30-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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try the 3 row button hole.. its similar but makes a bigger hole
--either side of buttonhole, work in established pattern --and for the rows before and after the YO, do the same.--

r1- (at the position for buttonhole) make a double YO (2 yarn wraps round needle), and K2tog

r2- knit (or purl) into 1 yarn over, let other YO drop (it looks a mess, but don't worry!) (finish row in pattern)

R3- when you reach the "YO' from previous row, KNIT INTO BUTTONHOLE, not stitch, (and let the stitch drop off needle as if you had knit into it)

it still looks a bit messy, but trust me, its ok.

(R4--work row in pattern (garter, ribbing, what ever) look at buttonhole again.. Amazing! no longer a mess, but a nice neat buttonhole, not a big one, but twice the size of a Yo/k2tog style one! and not really much harder!

for other great buttonholes check out Lucy Neatby's web page, trade winds, and find the bosun's chest--free tutorials and ideas there, including some of the best knit buttonholes i have ever seen!
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