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Old 05-12-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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How do i do buttonholes
I am trying to do buttonholes. It is over 2 rows. Bind off 3 on one row and then cast on 3 on the next. I have done it but it looks pretty bad. So can someone help me to make it look more professional
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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I think it all depends on what cast on you are using. If you are using the twisted loop cast on, than try doing the cable cast on instead.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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There are several ways to do buttonholes at this site.

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Old 05-13-2007, 01:11 AM   #4
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What kind of stitch pattern are you working the buttonholes into? If ribbing, sometimes shifting over one st can help (if you're working them over K-P-K they look better worked over P-K-P as they'll sit down in the valley of the Ps).

Best to practice on a swatch on NOT on the actual sweater til you get a feel for the look you like.

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Old 05-13-2007, 10:50 PM   #5
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On the "Advanced Techniques" page there is a video demonstrating how to do a three stitch button hole.
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:22 PM   #6
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Practice different buttonholes on a tiny swatch until you get a result you're happy with.
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