I'm knitting this sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/made-so-quickly
The instructions for the buttonholes are:
1st buttonhole row: Pattern 6, cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.
2nd buttonhole row: Work in pattern, casting on 2 sts over those cast off on previous row to complete the buttonhole.
However, I don't like the way the buttonholes stretch in the sample photo, so instead I am trying my hand at Amy's one-row buttonhole. I am doing 5 st buttonholes to match my buttons which are bigger than the ones in the photo.
The first buttonhole turned out nice, but I am second-guessing the placement. I followed the pattern directions and started the buttonhole after patterning 6 sts , but now I am wondering if that was too much, it seems like a very wide border. In the sample photo the buttons seem to be centered on the 2nd column of knit sts when the sweater is closed, and I would like to keep that placement. So my question is, once my sweater is closed will the fabric stretch enough to keep the buttons centered on that column?
As for my second question, since my buttons are bigger, I think the sweater will look better with five buttons instead of six, but in order for the math to work out and the buttons to be spaced equally, two of the buttonholes would have to be worked on a ws row, would that look funny or would the buttons cover up the difference in the buttonholes?