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Old 01-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #11
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One of the reasons for vertical buttonholes on a front placket in sewing and it's true for knitting as well is the width of the buttonhole band. Usually it's not wide enough to allow the horizontal buttonholes plus knit fabric on either side of the hole. Plus, although they could be done with extra balls of yarn or by knitting each section one at a time, it's certainly more painful to do.
The buttonhole here works very neatly for a vertical opening.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/buttonhole
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Have you seen Amy's Knitting one-row button holes video? It really is easy to follow if you've not done buttonholes like this before. Last night when I tried it I decided I want to use them.
No, although I'll probably watch a few when I get to that part of the sweater. The pattern instructions are just to BO going one way, CO going the other, which sounds simple enough in theory. But my COs in the middle of rows like that (underarms, thumbholes, etc.) are never as neat as I would like so I will certainly be looking for tips to make them nice.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
One of the reasons for vertical buttonholes on a front placket in sewing and it's true for knitting as well is the width of the buttonhole band. Usually it's not wide enough to allow the horizontal buttonholes plus knit fabric on either side of the hole. Plus, although they could be done with extra balls of yarn or by knitting each section one at a time, it's certainly more painful to do.
The buttonhole here works very neatly for a vertical opening.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/buttonhole
Thanks. That's what I'm thinking I'll do when I get there. I just couldn't recall seeing anything knitted with vertical buttonholes and wondered if there's a reason. Now I might notice vertical buttonholes everywhere.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #14
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I love the look of that "girl friday" sweater, awesome!
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