11-16-2005, 01:18 AM #1 Rangerfan Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2005 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts calculating buttonhole spacing Hi everyone... I am a new member here tonight. Perhaps someone could help me with a question. Would anyone know of a site that explains or any tips on how to calculate spacing for buttonholes on a knitted cardigan? I have tried several times and get it wrong and always discover it is wrong when it is too late to do anything about it... please, any help is really really appreciated. Thanks, Myra

 11-16-2005, 10:54 AM #2 kemp Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Mar 2005 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Posts: 4,681 Thanks: 81 Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts I haven't seen a tutorial on that, but it seems like a good gauge swatch would help with the calculation. The closer you can come to what the # of rows per inch will be the closer you could estimate the button holes.
 11-16-2005, 04:36 PM #3 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,585 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts Or you can just look at a sweater whose buttons are as far apart as you'd like them to be, then divide your expected length by the number of holes you'll want. __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
 11-16-2005, 05:07 PM #4 Sknitter56 Knitting the Flap     Join Date: Sep 2005 Location: Richmond Hill, GA Posts: 495 Thanks: 17 Thanked 118 Times in 102 Posts Spacing buttonholes I'm not sure where I saw this, but you take a piece of 1" elastic that's longer than your sweater front, mark with a marker every 1" or so, then stretch this down the front of your sweater to mark the place for the buttonholes. It looked really easy.

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