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Old 03-04-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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do you use yarn or thread?

I want to use the yarn, because I don't think I can find any thread that would even come close to matching this color, but it's worsted.

if the yarn can only go through a couple times, will it break?
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Undo the plies so you have a more workable thickness. Make sure to do a shank to allow for the depth of the knitting and also recommend you use a backer button for stability.

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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there are no plies!
it's brown sheep.

I have a backing button, no shank though.

is that very bad?
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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You make the shank by wrapping yarn/thread under the button to the depth of your knitting. Allows the button to seat properly.

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Old 03-05-2007, 01:26 AM   #5
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um... I will have to check the books and hope it's in one somewhere.
thanks!
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:36 AM   #6
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If you're not familiar with how to attach button, check here

http://www.fabriclandwest.com/Notion...ng_buttons.htm

If the button is applied too tightly to the fabric (no allowance for the depth of your knitting), you won't be able to button the garment.

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Old 03-05-2007, 08:48 AM   #7
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thanks!
that worked.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:23 AM   #8
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I am just at the point of sewing on my buttons. I viewed the site and I am wondering if I should just sew the outside button to the inside button and not sew it to the yarn. What do you think?
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:14 PM   #9
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outside button to inside button Q: only if you make the "shank" inbetween, or else there won't be any room to button. you'll need a little space between, and it probably needs *some* yarn in the sewing so it doesn't fall out of the garment...

yarn or thread Q: it also depends on the size of the holes in the button, and the weight of the yarn. PErsonally I most often use thread, but with large decorative buttons I use the yarn.

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Thanks, now I have a bigger problem. I have decided to try and do the buttonholes over because they are not spaced equally.
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