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Old 06-12-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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2-row buttonholes
hello there.

has anyone ever done two-row buttonholes? the pattern says to cast off stitches on the knit row of stocking stitch, which I've done fine, then it says to purl across the next row, until I get to the point where the buttonhole starts, and cast on the same number of stitches (3) that I cast off the row before. the only problem is it doesn't say how to do it, and I can't work it out. I tried to do it by the cable cast on method, but it doesn't look right.

any ideas?
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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When I have to do something like that I use the backward loop method. I doubt I could clearly describe it here, but it's common and should be in any instruction book. :D
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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Most of the instructions I've seen say to use the cable cast-on for buttonholes like that, because it looks the most "finished."

There's a series of four buttonhole videos on the Advanced Techniques page...but no sound, so not as easy to follow. :(
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